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What to watch for on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 21:07:44-05

BOISE, Idaho — Plan on celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday? Here are some events going on in the Treasure Valley!

The MLK Day of Greatness March and Rally is planned from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Attendees will march from the Boise State Student Union building to the Capitol building. The event begins at the Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, with attendees having the option to make posters. BSU has stated free poster-making materials will be available. Poster-making starts at 8:30 AM, with the march to the Capitol beginning between 10:30 and 10:45 AM.

The rally will then celebrate Dr. King with a number of student speakers. At the end of the rally at 12:00 PM, marchers are invited inside of the Capitol Rotunda to observe the State of Idaho's celebration of Human Rights Day. Governor Brad Little will issue a proclamation for the two holidays in the Second Floor Rotunda. Governor Little will also issue a proclamation for the 125th Anniversay of Idaho's Jewish Community at 1:00 PM.

Idaho's House Education Committee is turning its attention to the science standards of Idaho's Common Core hearing. This was preceded by a hearing on math standards last Thursday, and a hearing on English standards last Wednesday.

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is launching a new "Human Rights Certification Program" in the Capitol Building.

Make note of many offices and businesses being closed on MLK Day. Most schools and libraries will be closed, along with most banks and all governmental offices.

All post offices will be closed as well, with no regular mail deliveries.

All state liquor stores will be open, with trash pick-up and public transportation expected to run on normal schedules.