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Monday, March 29

Monday, March 29

March 29, 2021

After one year of remote learning, the older students of West Ada and Boise School District are finally returning to the classroom full-time. While the students and staff are happy to be back, they know they must maintain safety procedures for the rest of the year.

Some of Idaho's highways cover some pretty historic ground (No, not the Oregon Trail). One roadside marker, however, goes back further than that, and now its main men are missing again.

Millions and millions and millions of miles away, the Gem State is leaving its mark on Mars. We're introducing you to another connection to the Mars Rover Perseverance Project.

Friday, March 26

Friday, March 26

March 26, 2021

Before the Idaho legislature voted to take a two-week pause due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the statehouse, some lawmakers tried to squeeze in a bill that would prohibit schools from teaching students about sexist and racist topics, something difficult to do when talking about Idaho's and the United States' history. Once they are back in session, Idaho Democrats hope to focus on education issues before they sine die.

Thursday, March 25

Thursday, March 25

March 25, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine seems to be abundant right now. More doses available and lower demand from those eligible means more open appointments. That could all change in a couple of weeks as Idaho opens it up to everyone. We're wondering how the state's pharmacies will handle the likely influx of vaccination requests.

For a month last year, we were all asked to stay home to help "flatten the curve." We remember that phrase fondly. A year ago, we had a lot of questions about what businesses would be affected by the statewide stay-at-home order. We eventually worked out a few answers.

The Idaho Legislature is in a bit of an intermission after a COVID-19 outbreak at the Statehouse sent everyone home. So while they take a break, we're taking a look at what's still left on the table when they come back.

Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24

March 24, 2021

We've been through the COVID-Easter benchmark before. But this time, it's about the availability of vaccines, open to all Idahoans by the day after the holiday. This comes after a significant bump in the state's vaccine timeline. But will supply be able to meet demand?

The goal of getting the vaccine is, of course, to avoid getting the virus. But can you catch COVID-19 after being vaccinated? We're hearing of isolated cases in Idaho. But just how common is it?

It's a name that dates back to the early days of Idaho. We're learning about the man who built Boise's Spanish Village, and why it's important to the city's history.

Tuesday, March 23

Tuesday, March 23

March 23, 2021

COVID-19 variant cases are rising throughout the country, while Idaho's numbers appear to still be relatively low. But those numbers can be misleading.

Turning lemons into lemonade. That was the mentality of a lot of businesses squeezed during the pandemic - and how plans for a preschool pivoted into a pod school.

Idaho lawmakers have something to say about President Biden's 30 by 30 plan. And they aren't fans of the executive order set to protect more public land.

Monday, March 22

Monday, March 22

March 22, 2021

In exactly one year, nearly 2,000 Idahoans died due to coronavirus-related illnesses. Tonight, we introduce you to just a few of those who lost their lives, as their families continue to mourn.

Attacks on Asian-Americans throughout the country have been escalating since the beginning of the pandemic. Now vigils and protests speaking out against the violence are taking place all over the country, including in Idaho.

He's touted as one of the best NBA players of all time. And he got his start at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. One final goodbye to the best to ever play for the Yotes.

Friday, March 19

Friday, March 19

March 22, 2021

One COVID-19 case at the Idaho Statehouse turned into three, then quickly into six, all within a week. Now, lawmakers' duties are on pause until they can get the outbreak under control.

An Ada County commissioner is under scrutiny - and maybe an investigation - for his role in Ammon Bundy's court date debacle this week.

Near 70 degrees one day, 50 degrees and stormy the next. Spring in Idaho usually means all of the seasons in one and this year is no different.

Thursday, March 18

Thursday, March 18

March 18, 2021

This time last year, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean was barely three months into her first term. Then, she was faced with leading Idaho's most populous city during a worldwide pandemic. In a new interview with KTVB, McLean reflects on the tumultuous last year.

Eastern Idaho was the first region in the state to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, it's number one again. But this time it's for being the country's newest COVID-19 hot spot. Health officials in Idaho Falls are putting out another warning as hospitals near their tipping point again.

A Garden City doctor's presentation to Idaho lawmakers drew criticism on social media and from colleagues.  Now, he's clarifying some of those comments, and insisting he's not an anti-vaxxer.

Wednesday, March 17

Wednesday, March 17

March 17, 2021

A Boise couple is now homeless after all of their belongings were ruined after their truck went off the Malad Gorge Bridge, hanging there for over an hour. Idaho lawmakers are working on a tax cut and rebate bill that would slash the state's coffers.

Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, March 16

March 16, 2021

As Idaho's COVID-19 cases begin to climb again, the state announced the next steps in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. One of St. Luke's top doctors also fact-checks claims that another doctor told state lawmakers last week.

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