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Friday, January 29

Friday, January 29

January 29, 2021

Have there ever been this many bills addressing virtually the same topic in previous legislative sessions in Idaho? There are a lot of them out there about what lawmakers are trying to do with the governor's power during a statewide emergency. Idaho's Republicans are trying to clear up the confusion. 

For the people, by the people... right? It seems the people wanted something else than what some Ada County commissioners gave them when it came to the Central District Health board. At least that's what the emails show.

Idaho has always felt like two parts of the same puzzle piece: the Southern section and the panhandle part. They were apparently kept intact because of an institution of higher learning.

In the wide-open world of Facebook Marketplace, we found a peculiar posting, proof that people will purchase anything.

Thursday, January 28

Thursday, January 28

January 28, 2021

One Eastern Idaho legislature is trying to get his articles of impeachment against Republican Gov. Brad Little in the House, but a committee chairman isn't budging on not giving it a hearing. 2021 has been full of surprises but GameStop's wild ride on the socket market that few could have even imagined. The Ada County Sheriff's Office is now asking the public's help identifying a man who broke into a Boise golf course while wearing an "I (heart) hot moms" t-shirt.

Wednesday, January 27

Wednesday, January 27

January 27, 2021

He secured enough votes to get on the Central District Health board. Today, we're getting a clearer picture of why some county commissioners voted for Raul Labrador. In short, apparently, there was a worse option. Also, "political games" and "jockeying." That's how Idaho's legislators have been accused of playing - first by the governor, and now by two other well-known politicians. And, big ol' metal boxes, made to tell a story of the surrounding community. The story behind Boise's unique traffic boxes.

Tuesday, January 26

Tuesday, January 26

January 26, 2021

Former Republican Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador's appointment to Central District Health and nine of the 12 members voted in favor of putting the lobbyist, lawyer, private citizen but former chair of Idaho's republican party in that position. Limits on social gathering sizes may soon change after Idaho lawmakers moved to remove the restrictions.

Thursday, January 21

Thursday, January 21

January 21, 2021

The presidential transition is complete. But what actually happened behind the scenes during the change of administrations? And at the risk of sounding like a Nic Cage movie, is there really a "Book of Secrets?"

He made Idaho a state and then visited said state - a short trip that left a long-lasting impression and the name of an iconic tree-lined street in Boise.

While we've never had a president from Idaho, we've certainly had our share of Idahoans welcoming one into office - from the Red Hot Mamas to the cold horns of the Fruitland High School band.

Tuesday, January 19

Tuesday, January 19

January 19, 2021

There were other candidates to fill the vacant seat on the Central District Health Board, including a couple of doctors. But Ada County commissioners have decided to stick with their first choice - someone who hasn't exactly had a favorable relationship with healthcare.

Just a week into the Idaho Legislature's 2021 session and there is already a case of COVID-19 at the  Statehouse. Now, it's bringing legislative safety protocols further into focus.

If we've learned anything during this pandemic it's that rarely do things follow the timeline we lay out. The latest example: a delay in a new website to help Idahoans navigate the process for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Monday, January 18

Monday, January 18

January 18, 2021

How far has Idaho come in terms of race relations? Brian Holmes sat down for a candid conversation with Philip Thompson, the executive director of Idaho's Black History Museum.

Idaho lawmakers said it was a priority, and on the sixth day of the 2021 session, a bill to allow an unlimited amount of people at group gatherings takes a big step closer to approval. But what about the warning from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Idaho Gov. Brad Little?

Shortly after K-12 teachers were given to go-ahead to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, a Boise kindergarten teacher walks us through her experience of getting the vaccine and the lessons she will take back to the classroom with her.

Friday, January 15

Friday, January 15

January 15, 2021

That big shipment of new COVID-19 vaccines Idaho was looking forward to? It might be in jeopardy after the Federal government dropped the ball. The Idaho GOP has made it clear that there won't be any COVID-19 accommodations inside the Capitol, which is disappointing lawmakers with serious health concerns.

Thursday, January 14

Thursday, January 14

January 14, 2021

More than 100,000 does of the COVID-19 vaccine have made it to Idaho, but only 40,000 have made it to the arms of Idahoans. So what's the holdup? A new proposed bill in the Idaho legislature would loosen the definitions of child neglect under Idaho law.

Wednesday, January 13

Wednesday, January 13

January 13, 2021

President Trump may have been impeached for a second time, a first in U.S. history, but that may not be enough to ensure accountability. A University of Idaho law professor explains how the 14th Amendment could be used against him. New murals in downtown Boise send an important message during uncertain times.

 

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