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News >  Pacific NW

As COVID-19 surge hit, this Meridian family hit the road for a year-long RV adventure

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

The stress of everyday life was already weighing on the Morse family before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the United States. Amber Morse said she had been feeling like “the pace of life was just running kids to and from every activity and kind of getting absorbed” in the rush. So when it became clear that the ongoing pandemic would upend any normalcy as their kids returned to school in the fall, the family of six decided to hit the road.
News >  Idaho

Weathercatch: Grateful for no ‘bomb cyclone’ this holiday

A year ago today, more than a thousand people bundled up to brave cold temperatures and winds at the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Spokane. As runners and walkers congregated at the starting line, the temperature was 25 degrees. With winds gusting up to 38 mph, the windchill “feels-like” temperature made it seem even colder.

News >  Idaho

Who has made a difference in 2020?

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

If you know of someone who did the extraordinary in 2020, please consider filling out our online form at
News >  Idaho

Idaho docs: Rationed care looming as virus quickly spreads

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

BOISE – Doctors serving Idaho and eastern Oregon spent hours Tuesday trying to sway health districts, city leaders and the public to do more to stop the spread of coronavirus, warning that rationed care is looming in Idaho’s future.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

A mother waits for her son’s trial with COVID-19 and BLM stirring

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 15, 2020

Nicole Ellis was proud of her son Tyler Rambo. He was 18 and back on his feet after being convicted of battery and disturbing the peace as a teen. He had completed a service program and begun work drywalling with her brother. He was looking for a second job, working toward getting his GED and spending time with his five younger sisters.
News >  Idaho

Idaho’s coronavirus surge overwhelms primary care clinics

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 11, 2020

BOISE – Idaho’s unchecked spread of the coronavirus has become so overwhelming in some areas that medical care providers are struggling to even answer all the phone calls from would-be patients, a health care executive said Wednesday.

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2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.