PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom.
Citing East Idaho’s dwindling coronavirus caseload, regional health officials on Thursday voted to repeal long-standing mask mandates in three rural counties.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 85 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 65 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday that not only is he accepting his Coronavirus Advisory Committee’s Friday recommendation to move Idahoans 65 and older up in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, he’s moving up the whole process, clearing the way for school teachers, first responders and other fr…
Public health district boards, tasked by the governor with the bulk of Idaho’s COVID-19 response, are bracing for a potential attempt by state legislators to redraw the board’s roles by clawing back their legal powers and slashing funding.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 73 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
BOISE — The Idaho Legislature says a judge shouldn’t force its leaders to make additional accommodations for lawmakers during the coronavirus pandemic.
IDAHO FALLS — The dining room at Lincoln Court Retirement Community has been closed for long stretches of the last nine months. A recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility led to it being fully shut down. Residents had meals brought to their room three times a day, on plastic trays and wit…
The numbers don’t lie. More Idahoans and people across the nation decided to take up fishing or return to fishing in huge numbers this past summer.
At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to leave Pocatello’s face covering ordinance in place for at least another month.
POCATELLO — The City Council on Thursday evening is expected to revisit an ordinance mandating people wear face-coverings in public places within city limits to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
A vaccine advisory panel is expected to tell the Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday whether the state should let more aging Idahoans, who are dying at high rates, to access COVID-19 shots soon.
POCATELLO — Dec. 19 was an exciting and emotional day for Idaho Kidney Institute doctor Fahim Rahim.
The holiday season typically is one of the busiest times of year for Idaho’s mountain towns as vacationers flock to ski resorts, hot springs, hotels and other recreation opportunities. Like many things, the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed winter visits to McCall, the Wood River Valley…
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 99 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho, including 46 Bannock County, 29 in Bingham County, 17 in Franklin County, three in Bear Lake County, two in Power County, and one each in Oneida and Caribou counties. There were no new ca…
IDAHO FALLS — As many wonder whether they did enough for their loved ones this past Christmas, a local mother is grappling with the possibility of being homeless when her third child is born in February.
Life Flight Network has been transporting seriously ill or injured patients in need of specialty care for many years. And now it’s using its services to help hospitals and patients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Idaho still remains in the “red zone” for several key, troubling COVID-19 metrics, this week’s White House Coronavirus Task Force report says the Gem State is making headway on key virus indicators
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health reported 138 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho on Wednesday.
BOISE — Idaho officials have released a rough timeline for when residents can expect their turn to get the coronavirus vaccination, though much of the planning remains a work in progress and is contingent on the state’s supply and demand.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks stalled out Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans blocked a swift vote proposed by Democrats and split within their own ranks over whether to boost spending or defy the White House.
RUPERT — City officials approved plans for the second annual giant sugar beet drop at the Rupert Square during a New Year’s Eve party, despite pleas of health and state officials to refrain from gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government payments helped Idaho's food producers reap record profits in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new University of Idaho report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 96 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho on Monday, including 35 in Bannock County, 41 in Bingham County, nine in Caribou County, four each in Bear Lake and Franklin counties, two in Power County and one in Butte County. No new c…
MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill …
BOISE — The first shipment of 1,200 doses the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Saint Alphonsus hospitals on Wednesday.
Upcoming Idaho State University men’s basketball games against Weber State have been canceled because of COVID-related issues within the Bengals’ program, ISU announced in a statement on Sunday.
“There has not been a day since I got diagnosed with COVID that I’ve been like, ‘Oh, I feel good today,’ or ‘I’m 100 percent today,’” said Christine Maughan of Logan, Utah.
Winners of the annual Idaho Teacher of the Year award spanning back a decade signed a letter arguing surging coronavirus cases present a “clear and present danger” to the health of students, teachers and support staff and urging the state to take decisive action.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing the bipartisan $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress just passed and is suggesting that he may not sign it.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has reported 155 new, confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho, according to a Tuesday news release from the agency.
POCATELLO — A 30-day grace period to educate the public about a face mask mandate the City Council approved Nov. 19 recently ended, but Pocatello Police Department officials vow they won’t take a hard line on enforcement.
A Sugar City couple, inseparable during their 48-year marriage, died within five days of each other this month, as a result of COVID-19.
BOISE — An unexpected cut in the number of coronavirus vaccine doses Idaho will receive this week will disrupt distribution plans, a state immunization official said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has reported 93 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho, including 54 in Bannock County, 23 in Bingham County, seven in Bear Lake County, four in Franklin County, three in Power County, and one each in Butte and Caribou counties. No ne…
Online classes have been dreary for Kelsie Putnam, 18, a senior at Nampa High School.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An arcane battle over emergency Federal Reserve powers foiled efforts on Saturday to lock down an agreement on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. The deadlock was just the latest stumble in a partisan, months-long fight over pandemic relief and the lack…
Idaho will not receive as many COVID-19 doses as first expected — and the state isn’t sure why.
Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized in protective gear for police.
Gov. Brad Little gave an updated timeline for vaccine rollouts Friday, saying that nearly all essential workers and Idahoans in high-priority groups could be provided shots by June but emphasizing the continued need for caution in the meantime.
POCATELLO — A registered nurse who has worked at Portneuf Medical Center for 13 years and is a breast cancer survivor was the first person to receive the Pfizer Inc. COVID-19 vaccine in Southeast Idaho on Thursday afternoon.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 107 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho, including 69 in Bannock County, 19 in Bingham County, 15 in Franklin County, two in Power County, and one each in Bear Lake and Butte counties. No new cases were reported in either Carib…
POCATELLO — Travis Hopkins got hooked on old-time radio programs in junior high school, when he checked out a library cassette tape featuring the 1930s serialized drama hero The Shadow.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators closed in Wednesday on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that would deliver additional “paycheck protection” subsidies to businesses, $300 per week jobless checks, and $600 or so stimulus payments to most Americans.
BOISE — During the pandemic, protests against proposed health orders have resulted in canceled health board meetings in Caldwell and Boise.