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BOISE — Idaho's COVID-19 cases continue to rise at a startling pace.
BOISE — In Gov. Brad Little's weekly AARP conference call, he said the lack of information about the novel coronavirus was "frustrating," but he said more details are coming Thursday about the state's plan for schools and sports this fall.
PAYETTE — An inmate at the Payette County Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, becoming the jail's first confirmed case, according to officials.
CALDWELL — Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are still looking to downtown Caldwell to locate their new stores.
BOISE — Idaho on Monday had its fourth straight day of 300-plus new COVID-19 cases, surpassing 8,000 total cases.
After Treefort Music Festival was postponed, and venues supporting the arts closed their doors due to COVID-19, advocates got together — figuratively speaking — to figure out how to help Treasure Valley artists; the result was raising $69,000 in grant funding to award to 69 creatives — paint…
The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced Wednesday that its 2020 grant application process is open now until July 31 to Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, nutrition awareness, and/or promote healthy eating. Funds can be used to operate programs, purchase food, acqu…
BOISE — With Ada County moved back to Stage 3 of economic reopening after the coronavirus shutdown, but the rest of the state in Stage 4, there’s been some confusion as to which rules are in effect where.
BOISE — State officials added 398 new confirmed cases to Idaho’s coronavirus tally Friday, breaking a single-day record that was set earlier this week when 341 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday.
Idaho is short more than 186,000 digital devices needed to provide access for students and teachers, and local officials are working to bridge that gap before the fall semester.
KUNA — Mass testing for COVID-19 in an Idaho prison just south of Boise revealed more than 100 inmates have the disease — and none of them are showing symptoms.
The celebration of Independence Day this year will be unlike any other.
EAGLE — The city of Eagle is canceling its July 10 Eagle Fun Days fireworks show due to restrictions and concerns about COVID-19.
BOISE — Idaho’s increase in COVID-19 cases is “alarming,” Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday, as he called on Idahoans to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, stay home when sick and take other measures to prevent spreading the virus.
BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Tuesday ordered the state of Idaho to permit Reclaim Idaho to resume its initiative drive for a school funding measure, and to collect signatures electronically for safety in the current coronavirus pandemic — and the state immediately filed a n…
Editor's note: The start time of the Wilder fireworks has been corrected.
BOISE — Idaho’s House and Senate GOP leaders announced Monday that they’ll form “joint legislative working groups” to address COVID-19 in Idaho, including developing legislation for consideration in January on everything from election processes to the governor’s emergency powers.
BOISE — A federal judge on Monday denied a motion from Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to stay his ruling granting Reclaim Idaho a second shot at qualifying its school funding initiative for the November ballot, and the nonprofit group filed a new, expedited motion t…
Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that people wear masks in public as far back as early April to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, the Idaho Department of Correction didn’t require its staff to wear them until Wednesday — the same day the firs…
BOISE — As coronavirus infections in Idaho continue to rise, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare announced Monday it will start providing updates on COVID-19 cases on Sundays and holidays.
The governor’s Idaho Rebounds continues as we struggle to get back to some sort of normalcy in our lives, but the coronavirus doesn’t seem to care. Another week has passed and we’re still at Stage 4, state-wise. But Ada County and Boise have moved back to Stage 3.
BOISE — From June 22-27, state officials have confirmed 904 new cases of COVID-19 in Ada and Canyon Counties.
Several Treasure Valley cities will offer virtual and in-person options for public testimony ahead of approving their annual budgets for fiscal year 2021.
After learning that its previous order to move Ada County back to Stage 3 violated Idaho’s Open Meeting Law, Central District Health’s Board of Health held an emergency meeting Friday to fix the issue.
MERIDIAN — Proms for 11 West Ada School District high schools that The Village at Meridian planned to host were canceled this week after Central District Health moved Ada County back to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.
BOISE — In light of an uptick in positive tests for COVID-19, Boise State University has extended the closure of its facilities through July 5.
It’s a development prison officials expected: Two more Idaho inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
Rather than engage in an expensive and likely fruitless legal challenge, Hardware Brewing Co. in Kendrick has chosen to pay a $2,500 fine for violating Idaho’s coronavirus shutdown order.
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little on Thursday announced the state will remain in Stage 4 of reopening for at least the next two weeks.
The Nampa community is distributing thousands of free books to children until Friday. The city of Nampa announced it is pleased to partner with a variety of local organizations to help distribute over 2,000 free books to children at 18 different park locations, which are also the location of…
BOISE — Idaho set a new record for coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with 243 new cases statewide — eclipsing the previous high of 222 on April 2.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he’s been talking with state legislators who want him to call a special session of the Legislature, but the Idaho Constitution requires such sessions to be called on a specific subject — and none of them have offered him one.
The Idaho Department of Correction on Wednesday announced the first case of COVID-19 in an inmate in its custody.
BOISE — Boise State reversed course Wednesday and provided updated COVID-19 testing results for the athletic department after saying last week it would no longer release such information.
A statewide virtual job fair, put on by Idaho Business League Events and other partners, will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. To register visit iblevents.com.
BOISE — For the next 30 days Boise is under a new health order to try to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Lauren McLean announced Tuesday. The move comes over a week after the city moved to Stage 4, the final phase of Idaho’s reopening plan, with the rest of the state.
BOISE — Ruling from the bench on Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge ordered the state to give Reclaim Idaho another chance to qualify its school-funding initiative for the November 2020 ballot.
BOISE — Fifteen House Republicans gathered in the House chamber on Tuesday morning, but despite calls from far-right groups, they didn’t take any votes or attempt to conduct any legislative business.
BOISE — Boise State has stopped voluntary workouts for student-athletes and closed all campus facilities through Sunday due to eight positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases on campus in the last 48 hours.
BOISE — Under the Idaho Constitution, only the governor can call a special session of the Legislature — but the Idaho Freedom Foundation and an unregistered political action committee are calling one for Tuesday morning aimed at overturning the governor’s executive orders on the coronavirus …
A statewide AARP telephone town hall with Gov. Brad Little and Sen. Mike Crapo about COVID-19 in Idaho is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or can register in advance by visiting vekeo.com/aarpidaho/.
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 …
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that Primary Health Group has seen a a 14-22% infection rate. Earlier versions of the story indicated that was true of healthcare providers in general, instead of Primary Health Group alone.
GARDEN CITY — The Ada County Highway District headquarters closed for cleaning Monday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order Monday making all of the waivers of telehealth regulations that he’s issued during the coronavirus pandemic permanent.
At first, it was cars lined up out the driveway and around the road to see “Call of the Wild” and “Onward,” something neither Karen Cornwell nor her daughter Susan Haaheim expected to see on opening night. Now as Parma Motor-Vu Drive-In weathers windy rain storms and a continuing global pand…
Well, here we are, three months into the coronavirus pandemic. I don’t know about you, but it sure is a wearisome situation to me.
BOISE — Since June 13, state officials have confirmed 607 new cases of COVID-19 in Idaho.