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hospitals Idaho

Idaho hospitals nearly buckling in relentless COVID surge

A R.N. holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. More then half of the patients in the ICU are COVID-19 positive, none of which are vaccinated. Credit: AP Photo/Kyle Green The intensive care rooms…

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Heartbeat Idaho

Idaho Heartbeat Abortion Law Almost Enacted by Federal Court’s Ruling for Texas Law

Backers of a law banning abortions when a fetus registers a heartbeat say they’re encouraged by a federal appeals court’s ruling, which allows the legislation to take effect in Texas on Wednesday.While the ruling is not enough to trigger a similar fetal heartbeat law in Idaho, whose governor, Brad Little, signed the legislation in April,…

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Horse Idaho

Idaho Horse Cutting Association partners with Wishes for Warriors to give back to veterans

The Idaho Horse Cutting Association (ICHA) teamed up with Wishes for Warriors to host a horse cutting clinic at the Idaho Horse Park to give back to veterans in a unique and fun way.

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Idaho Ketchum

Ketchum, Idaho, Has Plenty of Available Jobs, but Workers Can’t Afford Housing

KETCHUM, Idaho—Ethan McKee-Bakos has had no trouble finding work since he moved to this upscale mountain town last February, earning $60,000 a year from two jobs. But Mr. McKee-Bakos spent nearly six weeks living out of his SUV in the nearby Sawtooth National Forest, unable to afford rent for a condo. “If you live in…

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Idaho prison

Idaho man has life in cold-case murder and rape

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities have said is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison.Brian Leigh Dripps Sr., 55, must serve at…

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governor Idaho

Idaho governor repeals conceal ban that political rival declared in his absence

Idaho’s governor on Friday repealed a ban on COVID-19 mask mandates that his lieutenant governor signed while he was out of state, calling his fellow Republican’s actions “tyranny” and a “self-serving political stunt.”A day after Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin authorized an executive order forbidding mask mandates, Governor Brad Little issued his own executive order reversing…

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governor Idaho

Idaho governor repeals conceal prohibit that political rival declared in his absence

Idaho’s governor on Friday repealed a ban on COVID-19 mask mandates that his lieutenant governor signed while he was out of state, calling his fellow Republican’s actions “tyranny” and a “self-serving political stunt.”A day after Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin authorized an executive order forbidding mask mandates, Governor Brad Little issued his own executive order reversing…

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governor Idaho

With Idaho governor out of state, lt. governor bans mask mandates

While Idaho’s Republican Gov. Brad Little was out of state Thursday, the lieutenant governor issued an executive order banning mask requirements.Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, a Republican who last week announced a run for governor, signed the executive order while Little was at a Republican conference in Tennessee.She said in a statement that she was acting…

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Idaho smoking

Bill to raise Idaho smoking age from 18 to 21 fails in House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Tuesday rejected legislation banning anyone under 21 from buying cigarettes or electronic smoking products in Idaho has failed in the House.Lawmakers voted 40-28 against the measure that would have brought Idaho in line with the federal smoking age after President Donald Trump signed a law in 2019 that…