StateImpact Idaho is a collaboration between Boise State Public Radio and NPR. Reporter Emilie Ritter Saunders travels the state to explain how economic issues affect you. Read our reports on this site, and hear us on public radio stations across Idaho.
Emilie Ritter Saunders comes to Boise from Montana Public Radio where she was the Capitol Bureau Chief from 2008-2011 covering everything from state government and politics to the economy and the environment. Emilie was a Senior Fellow with NPR's Economic Training Project from 2009 until 2010. She graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 2007.
Issues That Matter. Close To Home.
StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives. The eight-state network is a collaboration among local member stations and NPR.
We aim to put news in context by providing insight, data-driven analysis and background. We work to give you the information you need to hold state government accountable. Our reporters travel the state to learn about public policy issues from the people affected by them, and we invite discussion on this site about those issues.
The participating stations in each state have chosen one of four policy areas to focus on: state budgets, education, energy and the economy. Read more about the network at our hub.
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