On The Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 25, 2018
  • A look at Idaho's new trespass law and other new laws.
  • Idaho SAT scores in decline.
  • A first-of-its-kind transplant at St. Luke's.
  • The second installment of BSPR's 'Our Changing Idaho'

- Idaho's new trespassing law was one of the most contreversial bills of the 2017-18 legislative session. It increased the penalties for trespassing on private property and changed the codification of signage. We'll parse out the bill and look at other new laws going into effect from the previous session.

-  Idaho students saw an improvement in scores on the state's standardized test over the previous year. In the same period, college entrance exam test scores took a dip. We'll look at why we're seeing disparities in test scores for Idaho high schoolers.

- Last month, St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute performed Idaho's first allogeneic stem cell transplant. The technique involves the transplanting of stem cells from a donor's bone marrow to a recipient, in this case a leukemia patient.  We'll speak with a St. Luke's oncologist about the procedure.

- Idaho's new identity as the fastest-growing state in the country is putting a strain on its rustic character: farmland is disappearing, home prices continue to rise while wages struggle to keep up. We'll discuss the second installment of the series.