Coronavirus

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.

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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…

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 …

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.

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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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.

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…

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.