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Thursday, January 14

Thursday, January 14

January 14, 2021

More than 100,000 does of the COVID-19 vaccine have made it to Idaho, but only 40,000 have made it to the arms of Idahoans. So what's the holdup? A new proposed bill in the Idaho legislature would loosen the definitions of child neglect under Idaho law.

Wednesday, January 13

Wednesday, January 13

January 13, 2021

President Trump may have been impeached for a second time, a first in U.S. history, but that may not be enough to ensure accountability. A University of Idaho law professor explains how the 14th Amendment could be used against him. New murals in downtown Boise send an important message during uncertain times.

 

Tuesday, January 12

Tuesday, January 12

January 12, 2021

What a first year in office for Boise Mayor Lauren Mclean. We sat down with McLean to find out what she's been able to keep in play since taking office, despite all the curveballs thrown at her. Also, it was the one big topic of the three-day special session last summer. Now on just the second day of the 2021 session, the Idaho Legislature is looking to end the state of emergency and limit the powers of the governor. Plus, a familiar name in Idaho politics is back, this time serving on the board of Central District Health. Does it solve the problem of having unelected officials in powerful positions?

Monday, January 11

Monday, January 11

January 11, 2021

COVID-19, the budget surplus, and the powers of the legislature: that's what members of Idaho's legislative body want to discuss in this year's session. But is the governor on the same page?

One thing at the top of Gov. Brad Little's priorities for the upcoming year is transportation, how he hopes to keep Idahoans in Idaho before they decide to leave the Gem State.

From England's castles to Idaho's Capitol, we're sharing our appreciation for columns and throwing it back to the time John Miller introduced us to two guys who know their stuff about restoring historical buildings.

Friday, January 8

Friday, January 8

January 8, 2021

What happened this week in Washington D.C. was quite familiar to what Idahoans saw this summer at the Capital building. In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, what are Idaho State Police planning to keep our lawmakers and public safe?

As law enforcement work to keep our lawmakers safe, two Idaho representatives say they are not being protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak with them about why they hope a lawsuit will change that before Monday.

Good news for some Idahoans, half a million of whom are in our most vulnerable categories when it comes to COVID-19. Now, they may not have to wait as long to receive the vaccine.

Thursday, January 7

Thursday, January 7

January 7, 2021

KTVB speaks with a former Senate staffer about the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and how it was unlike any protest they've seen in D.C. With some lawmakers called for the use of the 25th Amendment, a law professor at the University of Idaho explains how it works and what it would look like. They may help care for the most vulnerable populations but many healthcare workers and long-term care workers across the country are declining the COVID-19 vaccine, including in Idaho.

Tuesday, January 5

Tuesday, January 5

January 5, 2021

Back in the 1950s, senior citizens were first in line to receive the Polio vaccine. Decades later, some are asking what's taking so long for them to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Who decides who gets what, and when?

In Idaho, there is a priority list for who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine first. If you're not a senior citizen, a healthcare worker or an essential employee, you're considered part of the general public, meaning you will be last in line to get the shot.

Part of our job as journalists is to hold people accountable, including our elected officials. We ask questions and work to get answers. But what if those working for you in Washington, D.C. aren't willing to answer them?

Monday, January 4

Monday, January 4

January 4, 2021

It's been a while since an election day lasted weeks - months it seemed - and into a new year. But no matter what happens this week in Congress, who will be the next president has already been settled. Also, new year, new rules for Congress. And one lawmaker from Idaho isn't shy about voicing his displeasure with the changes. Plus, stress, anxiety, fear - all things we felt in 2020. So how did Idahoans cope? Turns out, liquor helped.

Wednesday, December 23

Wednesday, December 23

December 23, 2020

The pandemic has lasted longer than a lot of people expected.  Now the money meant to help Idahoans get through it will also extend into the next year. How Congress's $900 million budget is now in limbo after President Trump's push for $2,000 checks. Nimble fingers once propelled Frank Morris to the top of the speedcubing world.  The Boise man is no longer in the game but his skill with the six-sided puzzle is still pretty sharp.

Tuesday, December 22

Tuesday, December 22

December 22, 2020

During the upcoming legislative session in Idaho, COVID-19 protocols will be in place and will change based on the situation in the state. Majority leaders explain their plans to keep the Statehouse safe for everyone.

Some of Idaho's elected leaders are planning on the pandemic being behind us shortly after the end of the 2021 legislative session. We discuss what that would take, and why it seems like a stretch.

All of the normal holiday-type information we would give you in a year condensed into a COVID-19 style information blast? What more could you ask for just days before the Christmas holiday?

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