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HOMEDALE — Residents throughout the Treasure Valley and the world are anxiously awaiting their COVID-19 vaccinations. For some who are eligible, they have no idea where to go or who to turn to in order to schedule their vaccinations.

During President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony Wednesday, one of the moments that stood out was Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s searing and soaring delivery of her poem “The Hill We Climb.” According to the New York Times, which blazed the headline “Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment,…

What makes someone decide to donate to a charity? Sometimes all it takes is a good song. That’s what 19-year-old Cameron Jace Barth was banking on when, through an employment agency, he landed a job as a Salvation Army bell-ringer this Christmas season.

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BOISE — The City Club of Boise has honored Elinor Chehey with the Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement, recognizing her for five decades of work as an avid community volunteer, church leader, and longtime force in the League of Women Voters of Idaho.

The multi-use art space, Visual Arts Collective, has been shuttered from presenting live events since March. With its future looking bleak, a group of ardent fans, headed up by Chelsea Harada, banded together and came up with what they hope is a three-pronged “save” for the much-beloved inst…

Kaitlyn McLeod, 21, is set to graduate with a degree in health studies after the fall semester at Boise State University. Since September, McLeod has been working as an intern at the St. Vincent de Paul Mobile Food Pantry, a service that brings boxes of food as well as cooking instructions a…

June Pack, 91, volunteered as a poll worker in Ada County for 55 years. This year, she finally retired her post as chief judge at a Meridian precinct, passing the duties on to her daughter.

After being a staple on Idaho’s Spanish airwaves for almost 40 years, Ricardo “RQ” Quilantán kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

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One year after a landmark Idaho Supreme Court decision that means police officers can’t make warrantless arrests for domestic violence, Lisa Growette Bostaph and her team at Boise State University got to work on a study about its effects.

When Idaho schools started closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rod Gramer, president of Idaho Business for Education, knew many students would require learning devices and internet connections to continue their education.

Back in 2009, Diane Ronayne, columnist at The Idaho Statesman, now retired, was in a quandary. Five of her friends from separate circles were all wanting to have lunch with her. Ronayne calls herself “a pollinator,” and what she really loves to do is bring people together. So, she brought al…

Leora Murphy was crowned by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare as a shot-giving superhero and lauded with an award and new title: “2020 Immunization Champion.” Murphy, one of nine receiving the award in Idaho, has been a nurse for three decades and has worked at her current job as as…

Ted Kunz, Idaho Press’ own “Two-wheeled wanderer,” set out over a year and a half ago to travel around the world “on two wheels.”

It began with a call in the middle of the night, but not one you answer with a phone. Jim Kern said he was awoken at 3 a.m. one morning in 2008, “and God said ‘You need to do something to help the veterans.’” And that was the inauspicious beginning of Brave Hearts of Idaho. Formerly under th…

CALDWELL — Mary Rodriguez has spent a career helping migrant children and children with disabilities at Community Council of Idaho Caldwell head start program.

FRANK CHURCH-RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS — Discovering the whats and whys of scientific mysteries is a powerful magnet for many scientists. And in Claudio Berti’s case, it brought him all the way from Italy to Idaho.

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry now lives in Boise, but she was raised in Sun Valley and during the ski season especially, you can find her going back and forth. In March, after one such ski trip, Crossgrove Fry returned to Boise with more than she’d bargained for.

MERIDIAN — The novel coronavirus pandemic isn’t the first time Salwan Swidan and Dhuha Ali, a husband and wife duo from Iraq, have dealt with a dangerous environment. They lived through the Iraq War from 2003 until they were able to flee to Jordan in 2006, and three years later they settled …

When Linda Peterson and her husband moved to the area nine years ago, she was a bit restless. Retired, she wanted to do something, and thought she might be able to help out in hospice work as a volunteer. As she finished up and handed in her paperwork at a local hospice, the woman at the des…

Erin Stewart and her group at Make-A-Mask idaho have been making masks to fill orders as they come in for them through spreadsheets she set up on Google. She was first approached by Rob Vande Merwe, executive director of Idaho Health Care Association. Vande Merwe oversees assisted living and…

Dennis Combs, founder and owner of local Combs Car Corral dealerships, usually uses another form of transportation when he takes off to help others. Combs is also a pilot and, like the fictional do-gooder Superman, he takes to the skies to make a difference.

It had been two years since Stephanie Hammock worked face to face with patients as a nurse, but in April she decided to change that. She took advantage of measures the state of Idaho put in place to help put temporary nursing licenses in the hands of people to help fight the spread of the ne…

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Recently I wanted to get a dress to attend a wedding. I say “wanted” and not “needed” because I wasn’t entirely sure it was a necessity. I’m still learning Idaho etiquette for weddings and such, but I wanted to err on the side of overdressing and not embarrass my Southern mama should she hea…