The 208
Monday, April 19

Monday, April 19

April 19, 2021

Idaho lawmakers failed to override Gov. Little's veto of a bill that would trim the governor's powers. However, Little did sign a bill that would increase the requirements needed to get initiatives on the ballot. A Boise company is printing of hats and stickers that are quickly tapping into locals' nostalgia. 

Friday, April 16

Friday, April 16

April 16, 2021

Idaho's legislature successfully agreed to yank some emergency powers from the executive branch. Gov. Brad Little, however, isn't ready to give up on this constitutional tug-of-war.

There's a good chance you've seen it, and probably just as good a chance you've snapped a view or two from it. The red-tiled roof and tower make it one of the most recognizable landmarks in the entire state. Today, we're learning more about the iconic Boise Train Depot.

Thursday, April 15

Thursday, April 15

April 15, 2021

Branch Rickey's time in baseball was eventful and Hall of Fame-worthy. His time in Boise? Not so much. The state says there's plenty of COVID-19 vaccines to go around but demand isn't quite keeping up as anticipated. So are younger Idahoans getting vaccinated?

Tuesday, April 13

Tuesday, April 13

April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, the CDC recommended a "pause" on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 one-dose vaccine after six women reported blood clots after receiving it. What does that mean for Idaho? Idaho House Republicans once again voted down a K-12 budget bill over concerns of social justice ideology. The Middleton school board met on Monday night and voted to lift the district's face mask mandate.

Monday, April 12

Monday, April 12

April 12, 2021

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announces a new task force focused on the " scourage" of socialism and critical race theory. The NCAA laid out the groundwork on its response to the state's anti-transgender athlete bills. The founder of the Greater Idaho plan met with Gem State lawmakers about his plan to expand Idaho's borders.

Friday, April 9

Friday, April 9

April 9, 2021

The City of Boise faces a growing number of homeless families, many driven out of their homes due to domestic violence, but Mayor Lauren McLean and a partnership of about 30 agencies is working on creating projects that will eliminate some of the massive waitlist. Idaho House Republicans are accusing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare of overstepping its legal authority. The department director said it's well within its power to do so and welcomes the opinion of the Idaho Attorney General, who they say they've worked with on the matter.

Thursday, April 8

Thursday, April 8

April 8, 2021

Before President Joe Biden issued an executive order declaring gun violence a "public health epidemic," Middleton police posted on Facebook that officers won't take anyone's guns away. Reclaim Idaho, the group that got Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2018 is starting a new ballot initiative to address a bill in the statehouse that would make them harder to get on the ballot. Everyone can find a place to stay in McCall, but finding a place to live there is a whole different story.

Wednesday, April 7

Wednesday, April 7

April 7, 2021

On Wednesday, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order banning so-called "vaccine passports." With the Powerball going away in Idaho in August, some businesses are already fretting about the loss of business that it may bring. In this 208 Redial, four officers from the Boise Police Department start a rock band to be more approachable to kids.

Tuesday, April 6

Tuesday, April 6

April 6, 2021

The 208 spoke with COVID-19 long-haulers about their experience after getting the coronavirus vaccine. After a two-week recess due to COVID-19 cases within the Idaho statehouse, lawmakers are back and first item on the docket is funding all-day kindergarten.

Monday, April 5

Monday, April 5

April 5, 2021

Last month, a bill that would accept $6 million in federal grants for pre-k education was voted down. But lawmakers now have a second chance to accept the money. The legislature will also debate a bill to fund all-day kindergarten classes. Boise's biggest sports fan, Jon Anderson, will now go to the NCAA men's basketball championship after Treasure Valley sports reporters teamed up to get him and his mom tickets.

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