Welcome to BW Backtalk!

Boise is entering see-and-be-seen season, which got us here at Boise Weekly thinking: How can we help? Enter BW Backtalk, a print forum where folks can say their piece about who they saw, who saw them, or at whom they'd like to wag their fingers.

Idaho Gov. Little Announces Two More Weeks of Stage IV of Economic Reopening

According to the State of Idaho's COVID-19 website, June 24 was one of the most difficult days in the Gem State's battle against the novel coronavirus, with 223 confirmed new cases and an additional 20 probable cases reported—the highest number of reported cases since the beginning of the pa…

Get Right With Your White: Advocates open up about allyship

On June 2, Idahoans came out in droves to support a vigil for George Floyd, a Black man killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. As the Black Lives Matter movement has captured the attention of many white people, who now feel a call to action. Some may be calling themselves allie…

Coronavirus Clamps Down on Summer Camps

As of June 19, a Camp Rainbow Gold fundraising auction for a 15-minute Zoom call from actor Keanu Reeves had raised $75,000. In Idaho and around the country, people have been generous toward kids’ summer camps, but with the sunniest days of summer around the corner and in the midst of a glob…

Find: LGBTQ Pride Flags

Like so many things, the monthlong celebration of Pride has been hijacked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and complicated by the Black Lives Matter movement, which shares its urgency as a civil rights movement (for proof, look no further than the recent ruling by the Supreme Court). Regardless of …