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12 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Learn how to plant milkweed to save Treasure Valley monarch butterflies
Adult butterflies have struggled with a loss of habitat, pesticides, interruptions to their migration cycle, and finding nectar for food. But baby butterflies — caterpillars — only eat milkweed.
14 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Idaho Sled Dog Challenge takes teams over 300 miles in the West Central Mountains
On Monday, 25 mushers and dog teams will gather in cascade for the fourth Idaho Sled Dog Challenge. That’s right: Idaho has a sled dog race and it’s one of the toughest around.
44 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Idaho health teams 'exhausted' but 'resilient' in the face of rising omicron cases
Idaho Matters gets your COVID-19 questions answered from two medical experts after the southern half of the state re-enters crisis standards of care in hospitals.
16 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Idaho survey shows statewide anxiety about the speed of growth, support for all-day kindergarten
The seventh annual report asked a range of questions to help determine what motivates people who call the Gem State home, and potentially influence policy at the statehouse.
11 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Winter green thumb? How this Boise kitchen gardener is already preparing for spring blooms
The ground is frosty and Idaho winter is in full effect. But Jamie Brennan with Gold Feather Gardens in Boise says it's not too early to think about spring — specifically — spring veggie gardens.
17 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Health care worker shortage and omicron pushes some Idaho hospitals back to crisis standards
As our region deals with the highest number of COVID-19 cases we’ve seen since the pandemic started, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated crisis standards of care this morning for all of southern Idaho.
28 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Idaho Matters talks with National Book Award Finalist Grace Cho
Grace Cho emigrated to the U.S. as a baby and grew up in a small rural town in Washington state, the daughter of a White American father and a Korean mother. Idaho Matters talks with the author.
44 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: Jan. 21, 2022
Our Reporter Roundtable will get you caught up on the issues of the week on the latest edition of Idaho Matters.
15 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Idaho kids are testing positive for omicron at an alarming rate
In the U.S. in the last two weeks, over one million kids have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Compare that number to this one: the number of children infected with the coronavirus during the entire pandemic is 9.5 million.
14 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
New College of Western Idaho president shares his vision for the future
After a nationwide search, the College of Western Idaho decided to stay close to home when it came to hiring a new president. Idaho Matters talks with the new education leader to learn more about his vision for the future of CWI.
43 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
From masking to testing, Idaho doctors answer your questions about omicron
Idaho state health officials continue to warn we are the precipice of crisis standards of care as COVID-19 patients begin to once again fill hospital beds. That could make it harder for some patients to get the care they need.
31 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
How a modern militia is making inroads on a liberal part of Washington
Today Idaho Matters is headed to a usually liberal part of Washington state where the patriot movement is taking hold. South Whidbey Island is perhaps an unexpected place to find a growing militia presence, but far-right activists there are taking aim at local elections.
10 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Boise Schools trustee talks all-day kindergarten and state funding gaps
Many Idaho school districts aren’t waiting for the legislature to decide on all-day kindergarten, but instead are finding ways to make it happen on their own. The Boise School District is the latest district to jump on board.
44 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: Jan. 14, 2022
The Idaho legislature opened the 2022 session this week and the omicron surge is causing disruptions across the state. Idaho Matters covers these topics and more during the latest edition of the Reporter Roundtable.
44 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Why Idaho primary care clinics are on the frontline of the Omicron surge
Medical clinics around Idaho have been overwhelmed with a huge influx of patients as the omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly through the population. One of the Treasure Valley’s largest health care providers — the Primary Health Medical Group — hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.
44 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Idaho doctor is concerned the omicron surge will take us back to crisis standards of care
Omicron is causing a significant surge in Idaho COVID-19 cases as the state's vaccination rate remains below the national average. Although hospitals are not in crisis standards of care, a member of the governor's coronavirus task force is worried we may be headed in that direction in the coming weeks.
14 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Recycling plastic is a big problem. This Boise pilot project is working on a solution.
Idaho Matters learns more about a new potential recycling method for Ada County and Boise residents.
10 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Short term rental changes could be coming in Boise's tight rental market
Boise City Council is holding a public hearing Tuesday night in regards to an ordinance for short term rentals. Idaho Matters talks with Idaho Statesman reporter Kyle Land to learn more about this hot button issue.
7 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Want to volunteer in 2022? Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for help in Idaho.
As we enter year another year of the pandemic, one thing we know for sure: Many children have suffered trauma during this time. One of the most effective ways to heal a child from trauma is to have a caring consistent adult engage in their lives.
14 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Author of "The Paris Bookseller" on Idaho Matters
Idaho Matters talks with author Keri Mare about her new novel on American writers in Paris during the 1920s.
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