The 208
Friday, February 26

Friday, February 26

February 26, 2021

As Idaho continues to vaccinate its seniors and healthcare workers, people with high-risk medical conditions are left waiting and worrying when they'll get their shots. Capitol Police confirmed on Friday that they are not investigating Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher for a possible hostile interaction with an officer. It's Idaho, so seeing dozens of high schoolers drive their tractors to school is all part of the experience of National FAA Week.

Thursday, February 25

Thursday, February 25

February 25, 2021

Idaho lawmakers are working on two bills that both face fierce opposition. One bill would make getting ballot initiatives to polls much more difficult. Another would drastically affect cities' budgets and over a dozen mayors from around Idaho spoke out in opposition to it on Thursday. 

Wednesday, February 24

Wednesday, February 24

February 24, 2021

Halfway through Idaho's 2021 legislative session and lawmakers have a serious disagreement over their accomplishments so far. While Democrats say their Republican colleagues are engaging in a "power grab," the GOP claims they are fulfilling promises to voters.

Idaho is speeding up its vaccine distribution, but there is still a lot of frustration in finding an appointment. Is there a leftover waiting list, and how does one go about getting on that list?

More than two decades ago, Idaho's first Black church became Idaho's Black History Museum. But before it could open its doors, it needed some help. In today's 208 Redial, we're taking a look back at the effort to repair the stained-glass windows in the historic building.

Tuesday, February 23

Tuesday, February 23

February 23, 2021

Idaho lawmakers are working on a flurry of bills that would take away some powers from local governments, including rent control and deciding what's considered a misdemeanor. 

They're also working on property taxes, the mere mention of which makes many people either angry or flat-out bored. But they are a big deal, and one plan to reduce taxes is meeting resistance from local leaders.

And, we take a look back at the 1968 Western Idaho Fair when Captain Kirk himself - William Shatner - stopped by the KTVB booth for a visit.

Monday, February 22

Monday, February 22

February 22, 2021

COVID-19 cramped operations at restaurants across the world - From fine dining to fast food, it left the industry that fills their freezers with an uneasy outlook. But while they didn't hit pay dirt, the pandemic didn't provide too much of a blow to the bottom line for farmers.

From the panhandle to the pacific. Or Coos Bay to Bear Lake. A group of conservatives continues their push to leave Oregon behind in search of a Greater Idaho. 

Some things just fall flat: Babies trying to walk, childhood dreams, or a new 3-D feature on Google Maps. Stick around a scenic tour of some Gem State landmarks that are leaving a lot of detail to be desired.

Friday, February 19

Friday, February 19

February 22, 2021

Harass, intimidate, annoy - Idaho lawmakers hear more testimony and debate about the language of a bill aimed at stopping protests at private homes.

Texas is just now pulling itself out of the deep freeze of a powerful winter storm. Tens of thousands are still without power for the fourth day. What caused it to happen and is it possible that it could happen here in Idaho?

What's something you probably never thought you'd send through the mail, but found yourself doing just that during the pandemic? Flour? Toilet paper? Those items are still not as odd as what was being sent more than a century ago. Meet Idaho's famous mailed moppet. 

Thursday, February 18

Thursday, February 18

February 18, 2021

An Idaho lawmaker wants to stop people from protesting at public officials' private homes. Those opposed to the bill showed their opposition by showing up at said lawmaker's home - a pretty good illustration of why he wants it to stop and why law enforcement leaders agree. The Canyon County sheriff tells us why this is the wrong way to express First Amendment rights.

Also, another rover has successfully landed on Mars. Why they are celebrating at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday, February 17

February 17, 2021

It's tax season, and while you may be cursing your payments, Idaho lawmakers at the Statehouse are hoping to cut taxes across the board.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor and state lawmakers have been in a power struggle. The pandemic emergency declaration could be setting the example for future states of emergency.

Fleetwood Mac has been in Idaho a number of times. The first time, however, they weren't exactly who they said they were. And Idaho's attorney general was not a fan of the fake Fleetwood.

Tuesday, February 16

Tuesday, February 16

February 17, 2021

We get questions about gas prices all the time. Why are they so high in Idaho? The same question was asked by the state's attorney general at the beginning of the pandemic. Now the AG is questioning the purpose of a price-gouging bill that would limit the ability to police it.

Legislation is not the only thing making its way through the Statehouse. We're hearing about more confirmed COVID-19 cases - this time in the Senate.

A piece of Idaho is days away from setting down on the Red Planet. The aptly-named Perseverance Rover will feel the power of Idaho's National Laboratory as it takes a tour of Mars.

Monday, February 15

Monday, February 15

February 15, 2021

They were an easy target for protestors in recent months, but a sore spot for those at which they were aimed. Now, two Idaho lawmakers want to put an end to picketing at public officials' private homes.

A grove of trees near Wendell is getting a lot of attention, thanks to its patriotic inhabitants: dozens of bald eagles.

It fell hard and fast over the weekend - the most measurable snowfall since that winter we'd all like to forget. So you can forgive those who misplaced their measuring tapes but found something familiar within reach to gauge the gobs of snow.

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