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This Saturday, Black communities across the nation will observe and celebrate Juneteenth. You may not have heard of this holiday, and if you have, it is possible that you aren’t certain of its significance, history, or how you might support and elevate Black community on this day. Also known…

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Boise chef Litsa Manolis was at home watching the Sunday evening news last March when she learned that local schools would close their doors the next day in response to the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Idaho. The co-owners of Sofia’s Greek Bistro, Manolis and her partner, Jessi Stron…

Editor's Note: Risë Kevalshar Collins' other essays are available at boiseweekly.com, including "It Will Require All the Love that We Have—and More—to Dismantle All Oppression"; "Leaning Into the Fire of White Supremacy with Love—and More"; and "Challenging American Apartheid, Championing Am…

Until recently, tobacco use was on the decline among Idaho’s youth. Vaping—smoking e-cigarettes—reversed this trend, and tobacco use is surging among those most likely to develop a lifelong addiction. As mother of adolescents, here’s what I’ve learned about why:

It has been the honor of my life to serve as mayor of my hometown for the past 16 years. Since I first walked into City Hall as mayor, I’ve returned every morning with one goal in mind: make Boise the most livable city in the country. There is no doubt we have made significant strides toward…

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Over the past several years we have met with legislators from both sides of the aisle and from both parties trying to find a way to stop children dying from faith-based medical neglect.

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According to the Outdoor Industry Association, most Idahoans engage in an outdoor recreational activity every year. Also, around 30,000 new people move to, are born in or otherwise end up in Idaho every year, where mountain biking, trail running and hiking are not fads—they are reasons for l…

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