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Friday, August 28

Friday, August 28

August 28, 2020

Boise City Councilwoman Lisa Sanchez received a hateful message from an anonymous Boise local on Thursday. Sanchez is speaking out about the hate she has been receiving, but this time, she's not alone. We've received questions from several viewers about how Idaho schools will provide children with the equipment they need for remote learning. Could the lottery be the answer? We're also looking back at how Boise State became known for the orange and blue Broncos.

Thursday, August 27

Thursday, August 27

August 27, 2020

The Idaho Legislature's special session came to an end after an eventful three days. While some lawmakers feel proud of what was accomplished during that time, others are wondering is the session was necessary at all. Last week, CDC updated its guidelines for who should seek a COVID-19 test. This sudden change prompted KTVB to explore why testing in Idaho has decreased over the last several weeks. We also hear from a concerned father with children enrolled in the West Ada School District, who is not happy with the school board's decision to begin the year remotely. 

Wednesday, August 26

Wednesday, August 26

August 26, 2020

Day 3 of the Idaho legislature's special session and lawmakers are trying to secure your right to in-person voting. If passed, a pandemic will no longer prevent you from going to a polling place. And, can you sue someone if you catch COVID-19? It's the second leg of the three-tiered special session - liability immunity. Right now, lawmakers are leaning toward preventing coronavirus lawsuits. We found out what one local personal injury attorney thinks about it. Plus, on this International Dog Day, we take you to North Idaho's Camas Prairie where a wood-built beagle has earned international attention of its own.

Tuesday, August 25

Tuesday, August 25

August 25, 2020

It was the calm before the storm at the statehouse today. All business until one man was taken into custody during a committee hearing. The entire scene caught on cam. We're hearing from Idaho State Police after yesterday's protests at statehouse. What they have to say about how they handled yesterday's crowds. And an Add the Words protester, arrested nearly a dozen times at the statehouse. Why he is questioning the decision not to make any arrests this time around.

Monday, August 24

Monday, August 24

August 24, 2020

An active day at the statehouse during day one of the special session. From shattered glass doors to shouting matches, walkouts, and new bills, there's a lot of talk about. We're taking a different look of the statehouse, one John Miller was able to experience back in the year 2000. From the lake waters of Pend Oreille to the seas in the Pacific, Idaho has a rich history within the US Navy. Today, that history got a little deeper.

Friday, August 21

Friday, August 21

August 21, 2020

We've seen our share of rallies and protests across the treasure valley this summer. So where's the line when your first amendment right crosses the line into harassment -- and who makes that judgement call? A proposal to use federal cares act money to privately educate some students in Kuna has residents upset. What the mayor and council have to say. Another run on a grocery store staple, this time, in the freezer aisle. If you have kids at home, you may want to prepare them for this devastating news.

Thursday, August 20

Thursday, August 20

August 20, 2020

As the November general election fast approaches, we've been getting a lot of questions from viewers about how the election will work, given the ongoing pandemic. We took your questions to Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane who shed some light on plans for the big election, as well as an upcoming legislative special session that is expected to make county clerks' jobs easier. Plus, it was the largest-known wildfire ever in North America, scorching 3 million acres in Idaho and Montana. Find out how the "Big Burn" of 1910 helped shape the way wildfires are fought today.

Wednesday, August 19

Wednesday, August 19

August 19, 2020

It's official, the Idaho Legislature will hold a special session - for the first time in five years - starting on Monday. Gov. Brad Little announced that lawmakers will discuss two specific topics: the upcoming November election and civil liability during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And, it's National Potato Day, but this year it's not all fun and games for Idaho potato farmers, many of whom are struggling due to the pandemic. Plus, a new children's book acts as a guide for some of Idaho's more unique and often unheard of tales. We talked to the author and illustrator of "A While Ago in Idaho."

Tuesday, August 18

Tuesday, August 18

August 18, 2020

As Idaho children head back to the classroom, concerns are being raised about how a COVID-19 outbreak in a school would be handled. Would parents be notified? The answer is not a simple one. Plus, the current order limiting gatherings to groups of 10 or less in Ada County. So how are some private schools reopening for in-person learning? Reporter Joe Parris looked into it. And, it's been 100 years to the day since women were granted the right to vote. We take a look at Idaho women's roles in securing the 19th Amendment.

Monday, August 17

Monday, August 17

August 17, 2020

When the Idaho Legislature passed two anti-transgender bills this past session, they were told the new laws were subject to constitutional scrutiny. And so far, that scrutiny has stopped both of them from being enforced. The ACLU on Monday announced that a federal court has blocked a law that prevents transgender women and girls from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity. Plus, despite some earlier concerns, the Boise School District insists that it has enough devices for every student to do remote-learning. And, some Ada County bars are getting creative in an effort to reopen. That means serving food to qualify them as a restaurant.

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