🌱 Vaccinated Lions + Boise's Best Taco + Lawmaker Fight

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Happy Friday, neighbors! Here's everything worth knowing in town today.

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Boise Daily. Our local mayor has issued a statement regarding a temporary tent city set up downtown. The animals at our local zoo are receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and a local breakfast taco is apparently the best in the state. Idahoans may see the largest tax cut in history, but two Republican lawmakers are not getting along very well.

First, today's weather:

Partly sunny. High: 41 Low: 29.

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Here are the top stories in Boise today:

  1. The Boise mayor has issued a statement on the recent homeless demonstration near the state's capital. KTVB-TV news staff reports on the prepared statement. (KTVB.com)

  2. They are not wearing masks per a mandate, but the animals at the Boise Zoo are in the process of being vaccinated against COVID-19.KIVI-TV's Nicole Camarda writes all of the Zoo Boise cats and felines are fully vaccinated except the two lions that will get their second shots within a few weeks. Then, phase two will include the rest of the animals at Zoo Boise besides the reptiles and birds. (6 On Your Side)

  3. For only $2.50, you can partake of the best taco in Idaho right here in Boise according to LITE-FM's Michelle Heart. A national food blogger listed the best tacos by state and for Idaho, the Bacon, Egg and Cheese taco at Tin Roof is the best. (liteonline.com)

  4. The Idaho House passed the largest tax cut in the state's history according to the Idaho Capital Sun's Clark Corbin. Voting along party lines, the $600 million package will reduce income and corporate tax rates and provide income tax rebates. (idahocapitalsun)

  5. Law enforcement were forced to step in between two Republican lawmakers and now there are allegations of physical violence and profanity according to IdahoEdNews reporters Kevin Richert and Blake Jones. The exchange started with voting on a bill dealing with parental rights. (idahoednews)

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Today in Boise:

  • Capital High School will join other local high schools in varsity wrestling action at the Skyview Duals on Friday. (3 pm)

  • The Capital High School girls' basketball team will host Owyhee High School on Friday. (7:30 pm)

  • The Idaho Job and Career Fair will continue on Friday. More than 50 employers and community partners from a wide assortment of industries will be on hand to speak with job seekers. These employers are looking to fill an array of full-time and part-time positions, from entry-level to experienced candidates. In addition, a number of community partners will be available to discuss educational opportunities. (8:30 am)

From my notebook:

  • Boise Parks and Recreation: "Boise artist @tinyexpanse captures Dry Creek Trail in all its winter glory. Inspiration abounds in Boise’s backyard. Tell Lucy we say hi!" (Instagram)

  • Idaho Humane Society: "This sweet girl, Patina, loves to show off her vocals (listen to the end of the video to hear her purrfect purs.) Patina is one of our long-term cats. She is a hospice adoption due to having stage 2 renal failure (kidney.)" (Facebook)

  • Boise Weekly: "FIND — Serendipity Clothing BoutiqueSerendipity is a treasure trove of authentic vintage clothes and fantastic costume pieces, most still competitively priced. Located at 3117 W. State St. in Boise." (Instagram)

  • Boise Little Theater: "Thank you, Top Fans, for your support of Boise Little Theater! We hope to see you soon for our latest show, NOISES OFF by Micheal Frayn, playing this Friday 1/21/22 through 2/5/22. Help us spread the word!⁠" (Instagram)

  • Boise Weekly: "Local LGBTQ History: New book by local author dives into the history and state of Boise's gay bars.The book is interspersed with personal stories from Worbois and members of the local LGBTQ community as well as historical photos." (Instagram)

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John Braese

About me: Welcome to the Boise edition of patch.com. I am the community editor in this exciting endeavor for the Boise area. I was born and grew up in Boise, attending Bishop Kelly High School before graduating from Borah High School more than a few years ago. I have seen Boise grow substantially in the last few years, but still maintain my hometown appeal. I want to hear about what is important to you and the stories you wish to see on patch.com. Feel free to reach out to me via email at john.braese@patch.com or drop me a phone call or text at 208 954-9585.

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