The 208
Friday, February 28

Friday, February 28

February 28, 2020

Was it moved or stolen? The bitter battle over where Idaho’s capitol would call home. Roles reversed - how this leap year tradition turned the tables in this northern town. It's the bachelor by way of the way back machine. Contagious diseases, contentious politics, collapsing stock prices. We could all use some good news this Friday and we got ya covered

Thursday, February 27

Thursday, February 27

February 28, 2020

It appears Idaho's legislative branch has little regard for the U.S. judiciary branch. In what surely faces a costly legal battle, the house forwards a bill to keep transgender people from changing their birth certificates. Plus, You'd think everyone would want to stop surprise medical billing. Well, you'd be wrong. Doctors say it's not as simple as that, and the surprise charges, aren't coming from them. And, A roving, rogue rafter of turkeys, causing a rash of ruckuses. Chickens crossing this road? Forget about it.

Tuesday, February 25

Tuesday, February 25

February 25, 2020

There were a lot of people in that room and outside of it that have something to say about that. Plus, the bill that would make transgender surgery for minors illegal. We sat down with a transgender teenager who says bills like these show intolerance and ignorance. The Idaho Transportation Department says they're too vulgar for Idaho’s roads. Rejected license plates - they say a lot of stuff we can't say on TV but maybe we can show you some of these bumper stumpers?

Monday, February 24

Monday, February 24

February 24, 2020

Townhall meetings are meant to spark conversations among constituents but what was said over the weekend in north Idaho has fueled a lot more than that. What explosive remarks Rep. Barbieri said about Planned Parenthood. Plus, they call it the cap-and-trade bill in Oregon's legislature but they might want to consider changing the name to the stop-and-walk out bill. Another Senate Republican boycott in the Beaver State. And apparently you can get into Costco without a membership card, if you make a bee-line for the line at the food court, but is that about to change?

Friday, February 21

Friday, February 21

February 21, 2020

Nearly six months after her kids were last seen alive, Lori Vallow stood before a judge today in Hawai'i. Plus, when will she be back in Idaho and what about her husband, Chad? And, you could probably list 100 things you'd rather be doing than sitting in rush hour traffic. Treasure Valley community planners agree and explain when we could see a carpool lane on I-84. Finally, this isn't our first foray into a Feel Good Friday but first-graders somehow make feel-goods feel better.

Thursday, February 20

Thursday, February 20

February 20, 2020

Not everyone loves surprises, especially when it comes to charges on your medical bills. Idaho lawmakers are looking to eliminate future sticker-shock. Plus, teachers are talking about the birds and the bees. Why opting out may not be the only option. And more than 75 years ago, he was fighting a bloody battle for possession of a Pacific island. He never thought he'd ever go back, but is glad he did.

Wednesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 19

February 19, 2020

Is it protecting women's rights, or alienating transgender athletes? Hear the debate over the so-called fairness in women's sports bill. Plus, their job is to remain calm when you're at your most frantic. How a Nampa dispatcher's cool composure helped avoid a violent outcome. And from slinging signs and pushing pizzas to living out a dream on another continent, how a Boise State grad is hoping to change the world.

Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, February 18

February 19, 2020

A resolution rolling around Idaho's Statehouse would put a limit on legislative districts. Is 35 the number we're good with? Plus, a lot of potential college students in Idaho's small towns may not have the means to pay for higher education. Boise State's president was once in their shoes. Now she's hoping to pave a path. Also, one of our viewers wants to know, what's with the trash along the road? Why isn't it being picked up as quickly as it's being put down?

Monday, February 17

Monday, February 17

February 17, 2020

Saying she knows when it's time to step away, Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb is doing just that. After a decade representing the people of Boise in Idaho's statehouse. Yes, mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat, well, little lamb farmers who are also the governor? Yep, they eat oats, too. We're doing breakfast with Gov. Brad Little and his famous oatmeal. It's 60-feet of granite, giving props to the pillars of American history, how South Dakota's Mount Rushmore can trace its ties to Idaho.

The 208 Jan. 31 2020

The 208 Jan. 31 2020

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