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The Boise Centre downtown.

Boise auditorium district was down $3.1M last year, but demand may be up – way up – come fall

BY: - April 12, 2021

Despite a downturn in hotel occupancy rates during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, officials with the Greater Boise Auditorium District and Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District say they used reserve funds to get by and expect a boom from pent-up demand in the coming months. Auditorium districts were established in Idaho Code in 1959 […]

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Idaho families are still — and will always be — suffering because of COVID. Mine is one.

BY: - April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: Karen Kay died Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was 61.  My Aunt Karen Kay has a sneaky smile with crooked teeth, a rebellious stubborn streak and a purse collection that rivals even Cardi B’s.  She loves cold Cokes, black “kiki” cats and dozens and dozens of photo albums full of family. And as […]

Football players from Lancaster High School line up to start running drills during football practice on Aug. 18, 2020, in Lancaster, Ohio.

Balancing risk and normalcy: What COVID means for an athlete’s heart

BY: - April 6, 2021

For sports fans across the country, the resumption of the regular sports calendar has signaled another step toward post-pandemic normality. But for the athletes participating in professional, collegiate, high school or even recreational sports, significant unanswered questions remain about the aftereffects of a COVID-19 infection. Chief among those is whether the coronavirus can damage their […]

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Author Ernest Hemingway is buried in Ketchum, Idaho.

Ken Burns: Idaho house was both ‘wonderful place,’ ‘final prison’ for Hemingway

BY: - April 5, 2021

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest documentary series for PBS features one of America’s most famous authors, Ernest Hemingway. The film ‘Hemingway” is divided into three chapters and covers Hemingway’s early days as a boy in Michigan, to young adulthood carving out a journalism career before becoming America’s most famous and world-traveled, modern 20th century author. […]