The 208
Thursday, October 29

Thursday, October 29

October 29, 2020

With just days until the Nov. 3 election, some Idaho voters still have questions, particularly about what to expect at the polls on election day. Ada County Clerk, and Idaho election expert, Phil McGrane sat down to answer last-minute viewer questions. Plus, a group of Boise teens has created a "Babe Vote" initiative to help register thousands of young voters. And, we dive into the controversy surrounding Big City Coffee's exit from the Boise State campus.

Wednesday, October 28

Wednesday, October 28

October 28, 2020

Another day in the red on Wall Street. A financial advisor in Boise explains what an economic slowdown could mean for Idahoans and Tuesday's presidential election. Ada County schools are also in the "red," but the return to in-class education continues for the state's largest school district. Plus, it was one of the biggest natural disasters in Idaho history, one that took the lives of two young children. 37 years ago today the Borah earthquake shook the Gem State.

Tuesday, October 27

Tuesday, October 27

October 28, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge and hospital beds become more scarce throughout Idaho, healthcare leaders are talking about the tough reality that the state faces going forward. They said during a call on Tuesday that we are now at a critical moment and Idahoans need to take action now. Also, with just a week until the election, a tweet from President Trump suggests that voters can change their votes after they've already submitted their ballots. We looked into Idaho's rules regarding vote-changing.

Monday, October 26

Monday, October 26

October 26, 2020

After weeks of steady increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho will move back to Stage 3 of Idaho Rebounds, the state's reopening plan. Though the state is taking one step back, modifications have been made to the restrictions placed on businesses and individuals. Today also brought the first court hearing in a case against West Ada School District parents and teachers from the West Ada Education Association. Parents claim the "sick-out" that took place last week was actually a strike, making it illegal under Idaho law. Plus, we'll take a look at early voter turnout from 2020 compared to 2016. With only eight days until the election, how many Idahoans have already cast their ballot?

Friday, October 23

Friday, October 23

October 24, 2020

A University of Idaho model projected Idaho's third wave and now the mathematician says the Gem State is at the tipping point between a downward trend in cases on the horizon or a continued spike going into the Winter season. A Ketchum woman is a new type of long hauler after dealing with the lingering health effects of COVID-19 for the last seven months.

Thursday, October 22

Thursday, October 22

October 22, 2020

Seven months after coronavirus hit Idaho, a Magic Valley lawmaker is now urging everyone to follow the advice of medical professionals. We asked her why she changed her tune. Also, the State Board of Education releases new COVID-19 guidelines. So does "red" now mean remote learning? The board's president explains. Plus, prepping for Boise State's home-opener; While there won't be fans in the stands, there will be cardboard stand-ins. How you can show your team spirit in absentia.

Wednesday, October 21

Wednesday, October 21

October 21, 2020

Carefully crafted or illegally organized? Is West Ada's teacher "sick-out" a strike - and therefore against the law, according to Idaho statute? That's the question a judge may soon decide. Also, there are less than two weeks to go until the November general election. But we likely won't know all of the winning candidates on that day. So how far will the pandemic push back results in Idaho? And in today's 208 Redial, welcome to Pete's Tavern in Nampa - home of pints, pool tables and the paranormal. 

Tuesday, October 20

Tuesday, October 20

October 20, 2020

Remote-learning relief. Idaho is dishing out cash to families in order to offset the costs of learning from the living room. But what about what's happening in the schools? Teachers now have an anonymous way to voice their concerns about safety protocol violations - and they've already had a lot. Also, COVID-19 numbers are surging in several parts of the state, including southern Idaho. To help slow the spread, healthcare leaders are pushing for all Idahoans to take personal responsibility.

Monday, October 19

Monday, October 19

October 19, 2020

Paving a path for education during the pandemic. Why medical experts are preaching personal responsibility as a major step in the return to normalcy. Also, with no football scheduled in the Kibbie Dome, the Idaho Vandals marching band is drumming up a solution. Why the band is bagging the brass and woodwinds for the upcoming season. Plus, it used to be a mecca for teachers in southern Idaho. Now it sits empty, but some say spirits continue to roam the halls. We dial back the clock and dig into the possibly paranormal patrons of Albion Normal School.

Friday, October 16

Friday, October 16

October 16, 2020

As Trump supporters organize a rally in Boise for Saturday, Oct. 16, city leaders are asking counter-protesters to not engage with any taunting or fighting. The West Ada School District is battling multiple fires at once, teaching during a global pandemic, Ada County going down to the red category of COVID-19 transmission, and a network that hasn't been through enough stress tests to go fully remote. After teachers forced the district to cancel all classes on Monday in response to a planned "sick-out" day, parents in the district are growing upset and frustrated with the board not sticking with its original playbook for being in the red category and so much more.

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