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Saltzer to start administering monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19

BY: - November 30, 2021

Saltzer Health urgent care clinic in Nampa will offer monoclonal antibody treatments, beginning Dec. 1, to people who test positive for COVID-19 and are at risk of hospitalizations. Vaccines continue to be the best defense against COVID-19, a news release from Saltzer and Southwest District Health noted. Saltzer will offer the treatments by appointment only, […]

White House imposes travel restrictions for Africa amid new COVID-19 variant

BY: - November 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — The White House is set to announce travel restrictions to eight countries in Southern Africa on Monday due to the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, according to senior administration officials. The World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 variant as a “variant of concern” due to its high mutation and transmission rate, and […]

Boise State professor appointed to Idaho legislator’s vacated seat

BY: - November 25, 2021

Boise State University professor Carrie Semmelroth has been appointed to the District 17 Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ali Rabe, D-Boise, who moved to a different district, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gov. Brad Little announced the appointment on Wednesday afternoon. Rabe announced earlier this month that she purchased a new […]

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Judges in Idaho can set their own COVID rules again, court says

BY: - November 24, 2021

Following the end of crisis standards of care for most of Idaho, the Idaho Supreme Court will return to allowing local judicial districts to set their own COVID-19 rules, according to an order issued Tuesday. “In light of the improving circumstances … we have concluded that further modification of our safety protocols is now warranted,” […]

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Crutches are in low supply. St. Luke’s needs your help.

BY: - November 23, 2021

A missing link in the supply chain is now keeping crutches from reaching the people who need them. “Ongoing supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to shortages in aluminum,” a St. Luke’s Health System news release said. Do you have new or gently used crutches, especially those made for adults? Here’s […]

Got winter items to donate? Boise nonprofit CATCH wants to hear from you

BY: - November 22, 2021

A local nonprofit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley is seeking winter clothes and accessories to give to people in the community, according to a press release. Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, or CATCH, said in a news release that it’s asking for donations of: warm hats scarves and gloves […]

‘The blessings of the season’: Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree goes up next week

BY: - November 19, 2021

Idahoans can begin visiting the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas tree and Capitol Christmas decorations starting the week of Nov. 22, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little’s office. This year’s tree is donated by David, Lisa, and Delaney Beale of Boise. The tree will be cut down from their yard at about 9 […]

Another place to get monoclonal antibodies just opened. It’s in Boise.

BY: - November 16, 2021

A state program helped launch COVID-19 monoclonal antibody sites in North Idaho and East Idaho. Now, it’s Boise’s turn. A company called Medical Directors of Idaho is now administering the treatments at Direct COVID Care in Boise. Patients must be referred by a health care provider, within 10 days of symptom onset. Urgent care or […]

Here’s how to share your thoughts on housing with Boise city officials

BY: - November 15, 2021

Following two discussions on housing in October, the city of Boise announced three more in-person and virtual listening sessions in November and December to ensure all Boise residents have an opportunity to speak, according to a press release. The conversations will involve housing affordability issues and the opportunity for city staff to share the outcomes […]

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Looking for a new gig? More than 50 companies will be at the Idaho Job and Career Fair

BY: - November 12, 2021

Idahoans looking for a new career path are invited to meet with over 50 companies immediately hiring for full- and part-time employees at the Idaho Job and Career Fair, according to a press release from IBL events. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 16 the Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road […]

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Idaho State Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events throughout November

BY: - November 10, 2021

The Idaho State Museum will hold in-person and virtual events throughout November to recognize and honor the contributions of the state’s Native Americans for National Native American Heritage Month, according to a press release. History Happy Hour from 6-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10: History Happy Hour is a free virtual program through Zoom. Each month, the museum […]

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Health and Welfare officials announce first COVID-19 child death in Idaho

BY: - November 9, 2021

An infant in Idaho died of COVID-19 in October, Idaho Health and Welfare officials announced Tuesday, confirming it was the first death of an Idaho child due to infection from the virus. State and local health officials said to protect the grieving family’s privacy, they would not publicly release more specific details “Our hearts go […]