The 208
Monday, December 7

Monday, December 7

December 7, 2020

Central District Health's latest proposed health order across four southern Idaho counties will get another look on Tuesday night. This new order, however, is not as strict as the one currently in place. The board of health decided to make changes to the original draft, sliding back on restrictions. But will it be enough to ease the burden on Idaho hospitals?

There didn't seem to be much adherence to the public health order at a recent event in the city of Eagle. The annual tree lighting ceremony took place last weekend, despite the size limit on public gatherings. We hear what Eagle's Chamber of Commerce had to say about the city's decision to hold the ceremony.

A surprise military strike left 2,400 Americans dead 79 years ago today at Pearl Harbor. In 2001, John Miller tagged along as a group of high school students got a firsthand history lesson of that day and the war we fought because of it.

Friday, December 4

Friday, December 4

December 4, 2020

When a suggestion becomes an order. we're about to see if that happens in the four counties of the central district health district. it will have an effect on just about everything from businesses to bars to long term care facilities and sports and a lot of people are calling foul on that. With a vaccine on the horizon – it seems we seeing some sort of light at the end of this pandemic tunnel.  Does that mean we will be able to ditch the mask, once we start injecting the inoculation?  Not likely. Local health experts say Idahoans will determine when we emerge from that tunnel. How we attack the holiday shopping season is changing quite a bit this year – but there is one old-school shopping technique that still applies in 2020.  Sitting and waiting.  We're going back to when we used to do that - in public.

Thursday, December 3

Thursday, December 3

December 3, 2020

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is in sight and could be available to the first selected group in the coming weeks. So what's Idaho's plan for a rollout? We get the answer from the person in charge of distribution.

A diary kept by a student at the University of Idaho more than a century ago is helping current students navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

It wasn't long ago Idaho was debating the question of living in fear. The last major crisis to threaten this country brought some of the same sentiments we are seeing today, 19 years later. 

Wednesday, December 2

Wednesday, December 2

December 2, 2020

As many people become numb to the daily onslaught of coronavirus statistics, a Boise woman has found an eye-opening way to visualize the heavy toll the virus has taken here at home. She created a makeshift memorial to honor the nearly 1,000 Idahoans who have died from COVID-19. Also, Central District Health says their public health advisory isn't enough. In an effort to keep hospitals from hitting capacity, could recommendations soon become requirements? Plus, A downtown Boise business owner has had enough of protesters causing problems in local businesses. The new sign on his front door is getting a lot of attention.

Tuesday, December 1

Tuesday, December 1

December 2, 2020

One day after setting an all-time ICU record, are Idaho's hospitals running out of room for patients? Yes, but there's some important context behind that answer that you should be aware of. Also, making something sweet out of a sour situation - literally. That's what a Boise teen is doing after he and his family were hit hard by the coronavirus. Plus, it's a single-stoplight town with a name that - when said out loud - could get you a quick doubletake. So how did Athol, Idaho get its name?

Monday, November 30

Monday, November 30

December 2, 2020

Small protests on Small Business Saturday - as a group of people refused to wear masks inside some downtown Boise stores. One manager said it was "unsettling and scary." Also, two celebrities are showing Idaho some love. We'll tell you about Jimmy Kimmel and Tracy Morgan's connection to the 208. And how do you plan to decorate for Christmas this year? We want to see what you've got!

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