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‘The Boise way’: McLean talks about COVID, growth, goals, and climate in State of the City speech

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean stood in front of a small socially distanced crowd of community members in the Boise City Council Chambers for her...

‘Uncomfortable’: St. Lukes McCall says escalating statewide COVID situation impacting Valley Co.’s primary hospital

St. Lukes McCall emergency medicine doctor Dr. Paddy Kinney says the hospital has been dealing with more severe cases of COVID-19 than they are...

McLean announces new mask, vaccine protocols for some events

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced new protocols for events held in city-owned facilities and events that require a permit from the city. Starting Friday, organizers...

‘New high:’ McCall COVID test rate spikes, adds city facility mask requirement

Starting September 17, the City of McCall will require masks in all city facilities following a spike in COVID-19 cases.  St. Lukes McCall Chief Operating...

City of Boise offers $100 vaccine incentive over mandate

The City of Boise is using a carrot to encourage employee vaccinations instead of a stick.  Boise city employees who opted to get fully vaccinated...

Boise extends deal with hotel for COVID isolation in partnership with Interfaith

The City of Boise will extend its agreement with a Downtown Boise hotel to provide a shelter for COVID-19 prevention and isolation for Boise...

With ICU beds dwindling, Little to call up Natl. Guard, ask for staff from federal government

On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Brad Little said Idaho is "dangerously close" to activating statewide crisis standards of care at hospitals, which essentially means patients...

Idaho Legal Aid sues Gov. Little, Dept. of Labor over cutoff of federal unemployment benefits

Idaho Legal Aid Services is challenging Governor Brad Little’s move to end extra unemployment benefits for Idahoans early.  On Monday, Idaho Legal Aid’s Associate Director...

What are Idaho’s most & least vaccinated ZIP codes? Explore interactive map

Slightly fewer than half of Idahoans over 12 are completely vaccinated against COVID-19, but the vaccination rates fluctuate widely across the state.  To find out...

Ada County Commissioners select Dr. Ryan Cole for health board post

Ada County’s Republican Commissioners opted to appoint pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole to Central District Health after an additional week of public input.  On Tuesday, the...

Boise movie theatre ‘temporarily closed,’ listed for sale

Since last fall, the Reel Theatre location on State St. in Boise has been closed. Early this year, the building went up for sale. Boise-based...

Boise hotels see best month ever. Picture for events in rest of 2021 remains unclear

June was the best month ever for hotel bookings in the Boise area. That's according to the Greater Boise Auditorium District, which shared the results...

Treefort says it will go on, with vaccine proof requirement

While Treefort Music Fest is still a go this year after being canceled twice in 2020, there are some entry requirements in place for...

Who will take doctor seat on CDH board? Ada Co. holds off on decision, asks for more public input

Ada County will have to wait another week to find out who will fill the empty seat on Central District Health.  On Tuesday, the Ada...

Candidates for Central District Health Board asked about vaccines, masks, personal liberty

The Ada County Commissioners will be deciding on the next physician to sit on the board for Central District Health on Tuesday.  On Monday, the...