Before President Joe Biden issued an executive order declaring gun violence a "public health epidemic," Middleton police posted on Facebook that officers won't take anyone's guns away. Reclaim Idaho, the group that got Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2018 is starting a new ballot initiative to address a bill in the statehouse that would make them harder to get on the ballot. Everyone can find a place to stay in McCall, but finding a place to live there is a whole different story.
On Wednesday, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order banning so-called "vaccine passports." With the Powerball going away in Idaho in August, some businesses are already fretting about the loss of business that it may bring. In this 208 Redial, four officers from the Boise Police Department start a rock band to be more approachable to kids.
The 208 spoke with COVID-19 long-haulers about their experience after getting the coronavirus vaccine. After a two-week recess due to COVID-19 cases within the Idaho statehouse, lawmakers are back and first item on the docket is funding all-day kindergarten.
Last month, a bill that would accept $6 million in federal grants for pre-k education was voted down. But lawmakers now have a second chance to accept the money. The legislature will also debate a bill to fund all-day kindergarten classes. Boise's biggest sports fan, Jon Anderson, will now go to the NCAA men's basketball championship after Treasure Valley sports reporters teamed up to get him and his mom tickets.
The battle over an airstrip in front of the Sawtooth Mountains in Custer County will have to wait another month after Thursday's planning and zoning meeting. How did Ada County get its name? To find out, The 208 had to go back over a 100 years to find out why. Plus, the Treasure Valley NCAAP president wanted to build a memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. five years ago. Now, his personal project has turned into a one-ton monument to the civil rights leader.