A constitutional question, sparked by a sharply-worded tweet from President Trump. Can Idaho Gov. Brad Little open the state back up in two days? But perhaps the better question - will he? And what happens if he does? We talked to one city leader about what will happen if social distancing rules change. Plus, we're all looking for new ways to occupy our time these days. Learning an instrument while learning about nature? Yeah, we can do that.
Recording history for future generations. Why the Idaho State Historical Society wants your perspective on living through COVID-19. So you're neighbors aren't following the stay-at-home guidelines. Who are you gonna call? Not the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Signs of the times here in the treasure Valley. Showing support for one another during this pandemic.
She's been working on Idaho's front lines since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Now, she's headed to the epicenter to help stop the spread. Plus, unemployment numbers are near historic highs. But where are Idahoans seeing the biggest changes? And, we may be under a statewide stay-at-home order but that hasn't stopped some woodland creatures from dropping by a McCall man's house for a visit.
We've received a lot of coronavirus-related questions over the last few days, and a lot of misinformation hidden in some of them. So we try to clear up the confusion on some of the most-asked questions. Plus, a Boise family is riding out the quarantine with flamboyant flair. And a photographer in Star is bringing people together, while they stay apart, with her Front Porch Project.
Some store shelves may sit empty, but for dozens of products, supply has outweighed demand across the country. That also hits home for dairy farmers in Idaho. Plus, Idaho is experiencing an historic surge in unemployment claims. Congress is hoping to help, but when will benefits kick in and how long can we sustain it? And, we're saying goodbye to one of the fuzziest celebrities in Boise. Sadly, we didn't have long enough to say it.
Despite the leveling off of Idaho COVID-19 numbers, and a drop in daily confirmed cases, a panel of experts is expected to recommend to Gov. Brad Little that he keep the stay-at-home order in place for at least several more weeks. We hear from one of the experts on that panel. Plus, a quintessential Boise event - Jaialdi - has been postponed by a year. And, amid social distancing, some Idahoans found an innovative way to host a movie for their friends.
Ten days ago, Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay at home order but now several public officials in North Idaho are questioning the constitutionality of his order. A Post Falls doctor says she was fired after wearing a face mask at a Boise hospital. We spoke to her and the company that owns the hospital about the situation. These are desperate times, and one Boise couple took desperate measures to make face masks at home, which including raiding their undergarments drawer for help.
On Thursday's edition of The 208, we highlight two local companies that are filling needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, a new film by a Boise-based production team examines the guidelines that demonized fatty foods for decades. And, a social distancing infographic that you wouldn't find anywhere but in Idaho.
After testing positive for coronavirus, KTVB reporter Joe Parris shares what he learned from the experience. Plus, it's all-hands-on-deck in Blaine County, a coronavirus hot spot. With resources stretched thin, we talked with first responders about how they're coping. And, Tuesday's 6.5 magnitude earthquake prompted some pretty ironic social media posts.
What is considered an essential business during this stay-at-home COVID-19 pandemic? It depends on who you ask. After Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced that certified public markets are considered essential, some people are not happy. Plus, reaction to two controversial anti-transgender bills signed into law by Little this week. And, a long line of cars outside St. Vincent de Paul in Boise, where people are hoping to get the essentials at a drive-thru pantry.