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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers free radon training courses this winter

BY: - December 14, 2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s indoor environment program is offering six free radon training courses starting in December for homeowners, home builders, real estate agents, inspectors and others involved in the construction of new homes, according to a press release from the department. The first course is Dec. 28. Additional courses are available […]

Idaho Supreme Court selects new chief judge for court of appeals

BY: - December 13, 2021

The Idaho Court of Appeals has selected Judge Jessica M. Lorello to become its next chief judge of the appeals court beginning Jan. 1, according to a press release from the Idaho Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals consists of four judges who hear appellate cases assigned by the Idaho Supreme Court, and the chief […]

Looking for a good cause to donate to this month? Here are 48 to choose from in southwest Idaho.

BY: - December 9, 2021

A statewide fundraising campaign called Avenues for Hope that will benefit 92 housing-related nonprofits begins today and will last through the end of December, according to a press release. The campaign, hosted by the Home Partnership Foundation, includes nonprofits that are dedicated to efforts such as preventing homelessness, assisting people who are chronically or temporarily […]

Treasure Valley nonprofit Jesse Tree to hold fundraiser to prevent evictions, homelessness

BY: - December 8, 2021

Jesse Tree, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing eviction and homelessness in the Treasure Valley, will hold an event Thursday that will serve as the beginning of the Avenues for Hope December fundraising campaign, according to a press release. The Avenues for Hope fundraising campaign, which is a statewide campaign hosted by the Home Partnership […]

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Want to know more about Idaho’s public records and open meeting laws? This seminar can help.

BY: - December 8, 2021

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the group Idahoans for Openness in Government invite elected officials, government staff, reporters and members of the public to attend an online seminar focused on public records and open meetings. The virtual event will be streamed 2-4 p.m. (Mountain time) Jan. 5 on YouTube. The seminar will also be […]

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Looking for work? 30 Idaho employers recruiting applicants at Nampa job fair

BY: - December 7, 2021

Nearly 30 Idaho employers will recruit employees at a hiring event from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 16245 N. Merchant Way in Nampa, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. Employers are seeking to fill positions for Transportation Security Administration officials, office and clerical support […]

Many Idaho cities struggle with aging water systems. A new bipartisan bill in Congress could help fix that.

BY: - December 7, 2021

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, has introduced new legislation with Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly to authorize a five-year Environmental Protection Agency grant program for smart water technology investments, according to a press release. The Water Infrastructure Modernization Act would support municipal water systems and publicly owned wastewater treatment systems to make upgrades with smart […]

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Ranger district seeks information on vandalism in Caribou-Targhee National Forest

BY: - December 6, 2021

The Trail Canyon Warming Shelter in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest was vandalized just a few months after the facility experienced previous vandalism and volunteers worked to rehab the site, according to a Soda Springs Ranger District press release. The district reports that a window was shot out, and illegal road construction and significant soil and […]

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Idaho legislator appointed as Blaine County commissioner

BY: - December 3, 2021

Rep. Muffy Davis, D-Ketchum, has been appointed to the Blaine County Commission by Gov. Brad Little, vacating her seat in the Idaho Legislature, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Davis, 49, was serving her second term in the Legislature. She replaces Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg, who is stepping away from the […]

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Idaho senators cosponsor bill to block settlements for separated immigrant families

BY: - December 3, 2021

Idaho’s Republican U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are cosponsoring a bill to prevent the federal government from paying legal settlements to immigrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the previous administration’s policies, according to a press release. According to reporting from Roll Call, 5,636 migrant children were separated from their […]

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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, […]

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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 […]