Stories tagged: shortage
Wed., March 20, 2019, 5 p.m.
People who are 50 and older can ask their health care providers or pharmacies about the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix, despite lingering supply delays. If you’ve had chicken pox, you …
Sun., March 17, 2019, 3 a.m.
The growth in America’s workforce – made up of people either working or looking for work – has helped reverse an alarming consequence of the recession: The exit of millions …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Cornwall, the southwest peninsula of Britain, is struggling to find enough bartenders to serve the millions who flock to the rocky coastline every year. This gets to the heart of …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Nursing schools and care facilities are caught between wave of retirees and spike in school applications.
Sun., May 27, 2018
Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools – creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation
Airlines’ insatiable demand for pilots threatens to sabotage flight schools’ ability to train new ones. Carriers are raising wages and hoarding every available pilot – including the instructors schools rely …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
Shipping costs have skyrocketed in the United States in 2018, one of the clearest signs yet of a strong economy that might be starting to overheat.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don’t go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might come up short because fewer conifers are available in the Pacific Northwest this year.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7 a.m.
The marine workforce in Washington state – which includes sailors, engineers, captains and other workers on everything from tugboats to shipping vessels – is headed for a mass retirement.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
As summer begins, signaling peak time for insect stings, allergists across the U.S. are warning of a shortage of a little-known but crucial product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
The May sales report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors shows a housing market unable to meet the demand from would-be buyers. Sales edged up 1.1 percent in …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
The University of Idaho Faculty Senate voted Tuesday to request a moratorium on the conversion of classrooms to non-instructional purposes.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2010
Eastern Washington will need almost 1,000 new doctors by 2025, and to fill that prescription the University of Washington School of Medicine should quadruple, if not quintuple, the number of …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2007
Karen Stokes drove to Yakima on Sunday just to pick up two tanks of helium. The owner of Balloon Specialties and Jackie Lynn’s Flowers in Spokane, she uses the lighter-than-air …
Thu., Nov. 14, 1996
Even longtime Idaho elk hunters accustomed to chasing big bulls every year are willing to try something new if it will help bring the state’s herds back into balance. Compared …
Sun., Oct. 6, 1996
The tuna sandwiches were fresh, the cookies homemade, and a “Blood Drive Today” sign out front beckoned motorists. But inside Montclair’s Red Cross on last month’s designated day for donations, …