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Map showing new cases of COVID-19 in Ada and Canyon counties

COVID-19 moves westerly through Treasure Valley’s unvaccinated areas

BY: - September 9, 2021

For the past month, the delta variant has continued to spread in western Ada County and made its way into Canyon County. An analysis of vaccination rates and new cases by ZIP code shows that areas with higher vaccination rates are doing a better job of fending off the coronavirus. But in areas with a […]

Now hiring sign in a store window

Need a job? More than 70 companies will be looking to hire at Meridian job fair this month

BY: - September 7, 2021

A free job fair with more than 70 companies represented will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, according to a press release. The Idaho Job and Career Fair will feature employers offering full-time and part-time positions with varying work schedules and levels of experience, […]

Report: Lack of child care results in $479M loss for Idaho’s economy. These groups hope to help.

BY: - August 26, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the first in an ongoing series of articles related to the cost of child care and lack of state support for early childhood education. In early 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report about the economic effects of breakdowns in access to child care in four states. Idaho was […]

For rent sign in Boise

In need of housing help? Boise organization announces more pop-up events 

BY: - August 24, 2021

Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit organization that works to prevent eviction and homelessness, announced in a press release it will hold eight rental assistance pop-up events between now and Sept. 22. The first one will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nampa Housing Authority, 211 19th Ave. N. The staff is […]

Millie Boyce and Matt Johnson, executive director, talk at Lincoln Court Retirement Community in Idaho Falls on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Vaccines in the real world: 2 Idaho success stories at care facilities

BY: - August 20, 2021

There was a time earlier in the pandemic when Lincoln Court Retirement Community in Idaho Falls, and Countryside Care and Rehab in Rupert, tried to keep their residents safe. But the coronavirus still made its way inside. That’s what happened in more than 75% of the long-term care facilities in Idaho. Outbreaks led to more […]

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Looking for work? Check out this job fair with multiple employers in Boise

BY: - August 20, 2021

Job seekers are encouraged to attend a multi-employer hiring event from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Boise Holiday Inn, 2970 W. Elder St, according to an Idaho Department of Labor press release. Employers have openings in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, customer service, retail sales, hospitality and health care for such jobs […]

Citing increased call volume, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline seeks volunteers

BY: - August 19, 2021

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is asking for more volunteers to serve as crisis phone responders, citing increased call volume, according to a press release. Crisis phone responders mainly serve as a listening ear to callers, help assess the caller’s suicidal risk and create a safety plan. Since 2012, the hotline has received over 77,000 […]

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Experts will answer Idahoans’ questions about Alzheimer’s, dementia care

BY: - August 5, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Idaho residents from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Aug. 17. The event will include health, caregiving and legal experts. It is open to older Idahoans, families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, caregivers or anyone else with an […]

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College of Southern Idaho

CSI program expands Idaho’s pool of educators, and it’s poised for further growth

BY: - July 26, 2021

It’s a fact of modern political life that naysayers get the media attention, but the real work – and often successes – goes unnoticed in the hustings of criticism. Here’s an example from Idaho’s continuing attention to school funding, teacher recruitment and retention.  When it started in 2018, the teacher training and recruitment program at […]

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Rock Creek Station and Stricker Ranch refurbished site

Collaboration key to protecting, preserving this historic Idaho gem

BY: - July 22, 2021

The historic Rock Creek Station and Stricker Ranch homesite have served as an oasis for visitors for more than 150 years. Dating as far back as 1811, this outpost just south of the Magic Valley city of Hansen provided explorers, trappers and mountain men a place to rest, refresh and restock water and supplies after […]

Smokejumper suits

Idaho Department of Lands seeking temporary workers for firefighting efforts

BY: - July 20, 2021

The Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, which stocks and maintains wildland firefighting equipment and supplies, is in need of more truck drivers and warehouse workers to assist with the severe fires burning across the state, according to a release. Wildfires in Idaho and across the West are depleting resources, the release stated, and there is […]

ribbon cutting ceremony at Gowen Field

‘Extremely appropriate and proper’: Barracks named after Black WWII soldier who made Idaho home

BY: - July 20, 2021

He was shot and wounded by German soldiers in Italy. Led 25 of his fellow Black infantrymen through German bunkers and machine gun nests. Took heavy machine gun and mortar fire as the men in his platoon died around him. He withstood close calls with hand grenades and evaded death throughout World War II. For […]