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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: September 25, 2020
There's a lot to cover this week on the Reporter Roundtable: Boise State Football will be competing this fall after all ( so it seems ), K-12 schools have seen their first death among an employee from COVID-19 as cases of the virus to the public remains opaque in many districts, and absentee ballots are being delayed in some parts of Idaho.
Treefort's Film Festival Hosts Mini Fest This Weekend At Boise's Flicks Theatre
Boise’s Treefort Music Festival is postponed until September 2020 . But while we wait, “Filmfort,” Treefort’s film festival, is hosting a mini fest this weekend .
Growing Pains: How The Village At Meridian Became An Economic Driver
Alhough a lot of attention is paid to the growth Boise has seen in recent years, the prize for the fastest growing city in Idaho belongs to its neighbor to the west: Meridian. As family farms have turned into single family homes and retail space, the community's identity has shifted with the growth. Perhaps one of the best examples of the rapid change in Meridian is located at the intersection of Eagle and Fairview roads.
Growing Pains: Meridian Mayor On First Year Leading The Fastest Growing City In Idaho
As part of our "Growing Pains" series on Idaho Matters, today we’re looking west to Idaho’s fastest growing city: Meridian. What used to be a quiet bedroom community with homes spread out between family farms has become the second largest city in the state. Meridian has outpaced estimates and tripled in size in the last 20 years.
Growing Pains: Why Meridian And The West Ada School District Collaborates On Growth
As Meridian's population swelled in recent years, that’s created some challenges for what is now the largest school district in the state: the West Ada School District. Schools are overflowing with students while the district looks to taxpayer funded bonds and levies for support.
Idaho Doctors Talk Masks In Schools And Eastern Idaho COVID-19 Hospitalizations
As the U.S. surpasses 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no signs of the pandemic coming to an end, Idaho Matters brings you medical experts to get us up to date on the latest regarding the virus and to answer your coronavirus questions.