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Variant case rate + blood, staffing shortages led to CSC reactivation (access required)

Graph showing care provider absences for the Saint Alphonsus Health System from either having COVID-19 or being exposed to it. The graph shows between 117 and 169 caregiver absences for the 7 day period ending on Jan. 24.

After convening the Crisis Standards of Care Activation Advisory Committee (CSCAAC) Friday, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) Director Dave Jeppesen activated the state’s Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for Public Health District 3 (Southwest), 4 (Central) and 5 ...

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Crisis Standards of Care reactivated for southwest and south central Idaho (access required)

After convening the Crisis Standards of Care Activation Advisory Committee (CSCAAC) Friday, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) Director Dave Jeppesen activated the state’s Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for Public Health District 3 (Southwest), 4 (Central) and 5 ...

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Who can afford to buy a house in Idaho? (access required)

This article is part one of a three-part series. The Idaho Business Review has created a cost-of-living model for Idaho that looks at who can afford a house in Idaho after two years of steeply-increasing home prices. What we found ...

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Where are all the Idaho bankruptcies? (access required)

graph showing how Idaho bankruptcy cases peaked in 2010, plateaued in 2016, then dropped 29% in April 2020 , and have dropped ever since so that they are now half of what they were in 2019

Right now, the number of bankruptcy filings is almost one half of what they were in 2019 and almost a quarter of what they were in 2010. This is true both in Idaho and nationally. Bankruptcies suddenly dropped 38% between ...

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Ketchum meets three Warm Springs fundraising milestones (access required)

The approximate location of the proposed 65-acre Warms Springs Preserve in Ketchum at the foot of the northeast spur of Bald Mountain.

The City of Ketchum has a fundraiser going right now to buy the last large piece of open land within city limits for a preserve. It started collecting donations in August last year to buy most of the former Warm Springs ...

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Thrift store career ed retread (access required)

Photo of the old Deseret Industries building in Idaho Falls, soon to be a career center high school

The old Deseret Industries thrift store building at 450 E St. in downtown Idaho Falls has been empty for almost four years, but its days of loneliness are over, at least for now. The Idaho Falls School District 91 has ...

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Traditional Idaho flavors go well beyond the potato (access required)

Discover finger steaks, a Boise original, and some of the region’s iconic drive-in restaurants Put Idaho and food together in the same sentence and it must result in potatoes? Right? Well, not exactly. Let’s start off by getting a few ...

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