by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, which is in charge of drawing new legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census, continues their statewide tour this week in the Magic Valley. The commission is seeking feedback from local communities of interest, including “demographics, economics, geography, population trends and political andContinue reading “Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour”
By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Authorities arrested former legislator Aaron Von Ehlinger, who is accused of raping a legislative intern, in Clayton County, Georgia. A warrant was issued for Von Ehlinger’s arrest on Sept. 9 in Ada County on charges accusing him of rape and sexual penetration with a foreign object. He was booked intoContinue reading “Former legislator accused of rape arrested in Georgia”
By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, has begun accepting civilian patients from Idaho. Idaho has been in statewide crisis care standards since Sept. 16 and regularly struggles to find open beds for patients in need of health care. Mann-Grandstaff normally only treats veterans, but given circumstances inContinue reading “Spokane VA hospital accepting Idaho civilian patients”
By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Idaho Legislature’s Committee on Federalism met Wednesday to discuss President Joe Biden’s recent announcement on employee vaccinations. Idaho still has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Crisis standards of care has been activated statewide due to a flood of COVID-19 patients, the overwhelming majority of whomContinue reading “Legislative committee questions consequences of Biden’s vaccine order”
By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports During a weekly Idaho Department of Health and Welfare media briefing on Tuesday, IDHW Director Dave Jeppesen and Dr. Jim Souza, chief physician executive of St. Luke’s Health System, shared some insight into the onslaught of COVID patients that prompted the department to activate crisis standards of care last week:Continue reading ““These people didn’t need to die now, and they didn’t need to die like this.””
by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment continues its statewide tour this week, with stops in the Idaho panhandle to hear public testimony regarding new legislative and congressional maps that will be in place for the next decade. The commission legally has until the end of November to finalize a redistricting plan,Continue reading “Redistricting commission touring north Idaho”
by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports As the 2021 redistricting commission gathered public input at a series of Treasure Valley meetings last week, residents of Ada and Canyon counties asked themselves: Which towns and neighborhoods feel like my community? For much of the state, the redistricting commission has to decide which counties to fit together intoContinue reading “Canyon, Ada residents consider communities of interest”
By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced the allocation of another $10 million to provide relief from the growing strain on hospitals and health care workers. Idaho has been in statewide crisis care standards since Sept. 16 and coronavirus patients continue to flood hospitals. Crisis care standards are implemented when there areContinue reading “Gov. Little allocates another $10 million to medical facilities for COVID relief”
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