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June 29, 2020

The conversation about wearing a facemask during the coronavirus pandemic has become a national debate. A lot of people have reached out to tell why they refuse to wear a mask in public. We took those comments to an expert and asked them to weigh in. And, the apparent hate crime that took place on the College of Idaho campus this week has brought some unwanted attention to the oldest private liberal arts college in the state. We spoke with a former student who wrote her senior thesis on the LGBTQ experience at the college and says there has always been an undercurrent of unacceptance on campus. Plus, it's been 18 years since the last Boise River Festival, but it's still being talked about today. So on what would have been the official Boise River Festival weekend, we take a look back at the iconic event.

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