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Melissa Davlin

Melissa Davlin

Melissa Davlin is the host of Idaho Reports, the West's longest running legislative TV program. She has covered the Idaho Legislature since 2012 and served as a reporter for the Times-News in Twin Falls. In 2015, she was selected as the Idaho Press Club's broadcast reporter of the year.

Photo of Life Flight command center at Saint Alphonsus

As Idaho hospitals fill, patients end up in other states, at great expense

By: and - October 8, 2021

In late August, 2-year-old Charlotte McCabe started vomiting in the middle of the night.  Her parents, Megan and Cliff McCabe, initially thought she had a stomach bug. When she began acting listless, they brought her to an urgent care center, where a provider recommended driving her to the emergency room right away. Charlotte was soon […]

Protesters outside of Saint Alphonsus

Saint Alphonsus, St. Luke’s delay vaccination requirement deadlines

By: - September 17, 2021

Idaho’s two largest hospital systems have paused a requirement that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. “While we remain committed to our vaccine requirement policy, we are pausing the requirement for our Idaho colleagues only while crisis standards of care are activated,” said Mark Snider, communications director for Saint Alphonsus. The pause affects only Idaho-based Saint […]

Kootenai Health classroom converted into COVID unit

Kootenai Health converts classroom to COVID care unit in preparation for crisis standards of care

By: - August 25, 2021

Kootenai Health has converted a classroom to a COVID-19 care unit in preparation for crisis standards of care.