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Idaho primary elections arrive . . . Dr. Les Purce discusses his public service in Pocatello . . . Idaho filmmaker Greg Bayne talks noir . . . 

St. Luke's is partnering with schools throughout Idaho to promote healthy lifestyles through walking. The FitOne Boise program provides walking tracks for schools and programs to make exercise fun.  Idaho Matters spoke with FitOne executive director Eric Stride and Leigh Peebles, principal of Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caldwell about how healthy students make smart students.

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The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will open this summer in Meridian. Idaho's first medical school will begin classes on August 20 with 162 students enrolled and ready to learn.

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Idaho primary elections are this Tuesday. We'll look at the history of the Gem State's closed primary and how it differs from the process with other states.  Postdoctoral Associate Matthew May of Boise State University sat down with Gemma Gaudette.

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A preview of Tuesday's Idaho primary elections  . . . a look at Idaho's first medical school . . . walking to a fitter community

A panel of reporters joins Gemma Gaudette to discuss this week’s news affecting the Treasure Valley and Idaho. Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman parse out the Idaho primary election ballot.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Dalton Ben Cannady and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Steve Pankey.

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Earlier this week, members of the Boise Philharmonic performed Haydn's Sunrise Quartet for some unique audience members ... inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. The philharmonic's string quartet played for about an hour in the facility's chapel in front of 500 men.

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Weekly Idaho reporters' roundtable . . . Two Idaho gubernatorial candidates answer BSPR questions . . . The Boise Philharmonic plays for a unique audience . . .

DESTINATION CALDWELL

While most municipalities in the Treasure Valley have been experiencing explosive growth, business in Caldwell's downtown corridor has been sluggish. City officials are hoping to turn that trend around with the opening of Indian Creek Plaza, an events center that would host concerts, farmer's markets and other events.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Lisa Marie and BSPR's Samantha Wright talked with Republican candidate Harley Brown.

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Boise gas prices are hovering around $3.20 for a gallon of the cheap stuff, the national average is just above $2.80. We talk with Brett DeLange, chief of the Idaho Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division about why our fuel prices are so high.

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Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas discusses growth . . . Idaho gubernatorial candidates sound off . . . and we'll find out why the state's gas prices are so high . . . 

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Democratic candidate Peter Dill and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Brad Little.

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A recent report from Wallethub found Idaho to be ranked the worst state in the nation to be a working mom. Metrics including quality, cost and availability of child care, school quality, number of pediatricians and gender pay gap found the Gem State dead last; Vermont ranked first.

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