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.
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.
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho officials on Wednesday approved spending $5 million of federal coronavirus relief money to help hospitals hire additional staff to help care for a crush of COVID-19 patients.
There was no evidence of widespread election fraud in Idaho during the Nov. 3 election, state election officials said.
Four missing children were found safe in Coeur d’Alene by the U.S. Marshals Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force Friday after allegedly being abducted by their mother eight years ago.
After Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler said he would not enforce the Panhandle Health District’s mask mandate despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, a county commissioner proposed slashing the health district’s funding.
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The board voted 4-2 to pass the mandate, with one member, Walt Kirby, of Boundary County, abstaining.
It’s not even Thanksgiving Day yet and the Inland Northwest has endured a lot of wind, snow and slush. But 24 years ago today, the weather turned far worse.
BOISE – A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit from two death row inmates seeking more information about Idaho’s execution plans.
After being released from the hospital, the driver in an October road rage crash on Interstate 90 that left his passenger dead was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide Wednesday.
Authorities have located Michael Lehan, 79, in Asotin County after he went missing Monday.
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.
OLDTOWN, Idaho – Masked kindergartners lined up Monday morning carrying shoe boxes and wearing “shiny” new snow boots at Idaho Hill Elementary School.
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.
Idaho’s state Department of Lands is moving forward with plans to issue a lease for a giant, 195-foot-tall cell tower on top of a 300-foot ridge smack in the middle of one of Idaho’s iconic views, the Sawtooth Mountains as seen from Stanley, even as opposition from an array of interests increases.
With Thanksgiving just weeks away and COVID-19 cases surging, Gov. Brad Little pleaded with Idaho residents Friday to take "personal responsibility" and limit social gatherings, announcing the state will move back to a modified Phase 2 in its reopening plan.
It was a lovely start to November. Temperatures in the 50s to low 60s made winter seem far away, despite the waning daylight.
Veterans Day is a time to remember those lost in America’s many conflicts and honor those veterans who are still with us.
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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