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Classical Concerts Focus On Underserved Rural Idaho Communities

You’ve likely heard of food deserts — maybe you've even heard of news deserts. But classical music deserts? The New York City-based Piatigorsky Foundation has made it their mission to bring classical music to underserved communities, including in rural Idaho.

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Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them – or maybe you are one. Millennials are an ascendant generation; the youthful cohort is expected to eclipse Baby Boomers as the biggest generational group in 2019. Next year, it’s expected millennials in the U.S. will number 73 million. The boomers will recede to just under 72 million that year. As for Gen-X, sorry gang. You’re not going to pass the boomers until 2028, but you’re stereotyped as slackers, so it makes sense, right?

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House has spiked a budget proposal for Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra's office due to ongoing disagreements over the state's reading assessment for young students.

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The City of Boise will soon marry two of its residents’ favorite passions: mountain bikes and dogs.

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It’s common for western states to lethally control wolves when they eat livestock, but Idaho is the only state that’s actively killing the carnivores for wildlife management.

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Idaho Senator Mike Crapo’s bill to ease financial protections established by the Dodd-Frank Act passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis got the green light from the U.S. Senate this week. Crapo’s proposal drew bipartisan support.

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Wednesday morning, more than 1,000 Idaho students took over the steps at the state capitol in Boise. They were there to protest state and national gun laws after the deadly school shooting in Florida last month.

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Zoo Boise says Katarina, their 14-year-old Amur tiger, had to be put down after a back injury.

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Idaho could soon adopt its own "stand your ground" law after House lawmakers sent the bill to Governor Butch Otter’s desk Tuesday.

Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport will be a bit busier than normal this week as actors, writers and producers wing their way to the valley of the sun to showcase their latest movies and work alongside the next generation of filmmakers on works still-in-progress.

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Idaho’s legislative leaders say more needs be done to help prevent school shootings, bucking comments made last month by Gov. Butch Otter.


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