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TONIGHT: Finding Hope, the hemp dilemma, a dog's road to recovery and an exclusive Making the Grade

What you can expect tonight on 6 On Your Side
After the oscars
Posted at 7:34 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 21:43:28-05

BOISE, Idaho — Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect tonight on 6 On Your Side right after the Oscars!

After Idaho State Police arrested the driver of a semi-truck loaded with what looked like marijuana, a new issue is coming to light on the difference between hemp and weed and what's legal and what's not.

A bill before the legislature proposing to legalize hemp in Idaho already has support from the Farm Bureau -- one of the biggest lobbyists in the state. If it is legalized, how will cops tell the difference between a load of hemp and a load of pot? The plants are almost impossible to distinguish without a lab test, and as Roland Beres reports tonight, it presents a big problem for police.

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Meanwhile in tonight's Making The Grade, our state's governor is on a mission to make education the top priority for every Idaho citizen because he says it's just the right thing to do.

Just weeks into office, Brad Little wanted to see for himself how he could help Idaho's youngest students succeed by touring Meridian classrooms inside Chief Joseph Elementary School. In his first sit-down interview after taking office, Little tells 6 On Your Side he hopes to have every student in Idaho public schools reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

That's not the only goal he's already outlined. Michelle Edmonds will have much more from Governor Little tonight after the Oscars.

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Who could forget the story that tugged at the heartstrings of pet owners across the Treasure Valley earlier this year? A small dog discovered inside a backpack dumped on the side of a Canyon County road.

After receiving medical treatment at West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell, doctors discovered severe health issues they fear may be the reason the dog's owner decided to abandon her.

Tonight, Frankie Katafias shares the uplifting update on the courageous pup now known as "Zoe".

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In tonight's Finding Hope: Over the last 10 months we've made it a priority to shed light on how the opioid epidemic is impacting Idaho.

Every single Monday night we've introduced you to a person or place pushing for change -- and change has happened! From Idahoans reaching recovery and the implementation of new programs to new funding by the state.

After the Oscars, we celebrate those Idahoans in recovery as they share with us how they got there, and we'll take a look back at the major accomplishments already made by local agencies in the fight against opioid addiction.

What's next for Finding Hope? Karen Lehr is hitting the road Monday heading for Salt Lake City. We'll explain why tonight on 6 On Your Side at 10:00 p.m.

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