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Shape of Water, Three Billboards Lead the Pack in Oscar Nominations

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison became the first woman nominated in her category for her work in Mudbound and Greta Gerwig is only the fifth woman nominated for best director for her film Lady Bird.

Jan. 23, 2018: What to Know

The shutdown is over but the showdown isn't, a tsunami warning hits the southern coast of Alaska, a sad announcement from Neil Diamond and it's National Pie Day!

Idaho Women's March 2018 Focused on Inclusion, Continued Activism

"I want to make saving the world part of all your lives."

Jan. 22, 2018: What to Know

Furloughs begin at U.S. government agencies, snow blankets the SW Idaho mountains, Amazon swings the doors open to its cashier-less grocery store and it's time to celebrate the best and worst film performances of 2017.

The Trump Administration Is Scuttling a Rule That Would Save People From Dying of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It took 16 years and more than 1,000 deaths for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to crack down on deadly portable generators. Trump’s appointees could undo that in a matter of months.

Women's March on Idaho Anniversary Rally Slated for Sunday, Jan. 21

The event, slated to begin at 10 a.m., will include performances and speeches from representatives from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Planned Parenthood and several others advocating for healthcare reform, racial and gender equity, immigration reform and reproductive rights.

Jan. 19, 2018: What to Know

A shutdown showdown, Amazon Prime bumps up its monthly rate, a Boise juvenile is charged as an adult and Burger King takes aim at McDonald's.

Treefort Releases First Looks at 2018 Hackfort, Storyfort, Comedyfort Lineups

The new announcement includes details about who will be participating in Comedyfort, Hackfort and Storyfort.

Ballet Idaho Offers Presale Tickets for Swan Lake, Anastos' Last Production

Ballet Idaho fans can now purchase tickets to Swan Lake online before they go on sale publicly Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Jan. 18, 2018: What to Know

Trump corrects his Chief of Staff and doubles down on his border wall, a fatal accident in Parma, another big night for Boise State basketball and America's favorite Valentine's Day candies.

Innocent But Still Guilty

Inmates are sometimes offered freedom in exchange for pleading guilty to a crime they probably didn’t commit. It’s a bad deal.

Women in Public Policy Gather for "Policy Pub" at Pengilly's

The McClure Center has made it its mission to conduct policy-shaping research and communicate it to the public, and a bi-monthly speaker series dubbed Policy Pub is its latest endeavor.

Largesse of the Celeb Narrators: Big Names Read for New Denis Johnson Audiobook

It may or may not be a coincidence that Michael Shannon is on the list; one of the prolific character actor's first roles was in Jesus' Son, the 1999 film adaptation of Johnson's 1992 short story collection of the same name.

Jan. 17, 2018: What to Know

Big Olympic news from North and South Korea, a clean bill of health for President Trump, more pushback toward Woody Allen and why tea triggers the brain's cognitive skills.

Grains of Sand

A measured response of faith at the Idaho Statehouse for the 2018 session

The Nasty Business of Flu in Idaho

"The H3N2 influenza has been dominant in Idaho in past seasons, and the vaccine is a very good match for that particular strain."

Rep. Jarom Wagoner

The newly appointed Caldwell Rep. talks fatherhood, ethics and Brandon Hixon

Weaving With a Phantom Thread

Two viewpoints on one of the season's most talked-about films, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

In Narratives, Samuel Paden Explores Sexuality, Politics and the Male Form

By overlapping images of nude male bodies and then partially obscuring them with colorful paint, Paden explores the male form, concealing and revealing it in equal measure.

Now a Franchise, The Gyro Shack Continues Its Founder's Mission

While a lot has changed—and will continue to change—with The Gyro Shack, a lot has stayed the same, too.

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