Frankie Barnhill

News Reporter

Frankie Barnhill is a general assignment reporter for Boise State Public Radio. Her work has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

She earned her production chops at American Public Media, where she interned for Marketplace Tech Report and American RadioWorks. Frankie was also a researcher in Minnesota Public Radio's newsroom for an investigative report on bullying.

As a freelance reporter in 2014, Frankie won a grant to profile five emerging artists for Boise State Public Radio's audience. The project, entitled "Artist Statement," was an exploration of Boise's burgeoning artistic scene.

Frankie was a fellow with the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources in 2013 and again in 2015, where she began to hone her environmental reporting skills.

Frankie graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a degree in English literature. The Missoula native spends most of her free time quoting "30 Rock" and going to concerts.

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The federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy came to a screeching halt Wednesday. The federal judge trying the case declared a mistrial.

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A district judge has ruled in favor the Dry Creek Valley Coalition in the Treasure Valley.

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There’s a new push in Congress to allow mountain bikers access to wilderness areas.

Last week, a house committee approved a measure that would amend the Wilderness Act. The bill would allow mountain bikes in wilderness areas, setting up another legislative battle about shared use on public lands.

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Boise can't stop blushing.

Just a week after Travel + Leisure highlighted the City of Trees as an ideal place to visit in 2018, the Washington Post published a travel piece that focuses on some of the hot spots around town.

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Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development works with local groups around the country to get an estimate of people dealing with homelessness. 

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It seems like every day there are new allegations of sexual misconduct in politics or media. But what about sexual harassment or assault in the outdoor industry?

Camp Rainbow Gold

An Idaho camp for kids with cancer was dealt another setback last week. The Blaine County Commission voted against a proposal last Tuesday that would allow Camp Rainbow Gold to build a permanent location in the Wood River Valley. The camp currently leases space each summer from Cathedral Pines, a Baptist camp in the area.

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After months of cold and wet weather, the 4 Bros. Dairy near Shoshone started to flood last February. Melting snow and winter rain overwhelmed the wastewater ponds, prompting the Lincoln County Commissioners to call an emergency meeting.

Turns out the dairy was pumping the excess water into a canal, where water leaked into residential wells.

Treefort Music Fest

The seventh annual Treefort Music Fest has announced their first round of artists set to play the March 21-25 festival.

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One Treasure Valley high schooler has turned her love of farming into her senior project, which could affect students across Idaho.

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The City of Boise has reopened the day shelter at the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center on the south end of downtown for its ninth year. Boise Parks and Recreation manages the shelter, which is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week until April 1.

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Idahoans can now register to vote online for the first time.

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Tuesday morning, a Senate committee will hear the nomination of someone who – if approved – would move from his role on an Idaho politician’s staff to a prominent Interior Department post.

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The Magic Valley is known for its agricultural clout. But beyond giant dairy farms and the row crops, there’s an aquatic economy that’s literally hopping.

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The Pioneer Fire scorched almost 293-square-miles near Idaho City in 2016. The Forest Service is still salvaging burned logs and recovering much of the Boise National Forest affected by the gigantic wildfire.