KTVB: New database project can help locate ‘problematic hot spots’ for Idaho landslides

KTVB: New database project can help locate ‘problematic hot spots’ for Idaho landslides . “A new statewide inventory of landslides has been released by [Idaho Geological Survey] that will help emergency managers and planners identify ‘problematic hot spots.’ The inventory contains more than 2,400 landslide entries ranging from prehistoric to current. Data were collected from archives, unpublished field observations, satellite images and newly mapped landslides.”

Idaho Press: Connecting manufacturers: U of I student helps build app for Idaho companies statewide

Idaho Press: Connecting manufacturers: U of I student helps build app for Idaho companies statewide. “Idaho has more than 3,000 manufacturers. What it doesn’t have is a way for them to find and connect with one another. Nicole Handlen, an economics and international studies student at the University of Idaho, is changing that with an app. The foundation of any app is data. Handlen’s research started by identifying as many ways to collect data on manufacturers in Idaho as possible. The senior’s research — and resulting database — created the most extensive picture of the Gem State’s manufacturing sector.”

Idaho Mountain Express: ‘Mine spotter’ focuses on hidden underground history

Idaho Mountain Express: ‘Mine spotter’ focuses on hidden underground history. “The Wood River Valley was settled in large part due to a mining boom that took place in the 1880s. Hundreds of miles of underground tunnels and shafts run through hillsides littered with mine tailings and historic construction debris. A new website combines photos, anecdotes and mine resource data to explore and document the history that lies beneath our feet.”

Coeur D’Alene Press: COVID-19 shuts down Idaho Legislature

Coeur D’Alene Press: COVID-19 shuts down Idaho Legislature. “The business of the state came to an abrupt halt Friday, as the Idaho Legislature recessed for at least two weeks in response to several lawmakers testing positive for COVID-19. Most committee meetings were quickly canceled. Two committees — House Education and Senate State Affairs — met briefly but quickly adjourned.”

TMZ: IDAHO’S #BURNTHEMASK RALLY SEES KIDS TOSSING ‘EM INTO FLAMES … As State Moves Toward Banning Mask Mandates

TMZ: IDAHO’S #BURNTHEMASK RALLY SEES KIDS TOSSING ‘EM INTO FLAMES … As State Moves Toward Banning Mask Mandates. “Idaho is attempting to pass legislation that would make it illegal for government entities to enforce mask mandates — something folks there are celebrating by rolling out burn barrels and having their children fan the flames with actual face coverings. The supposed state-wide protest happening Saturday is being dubbed #FreeIdaho or #BurnTheMask — and it was organized, in part, by Idaho State Representatives Dorothy Moon and Heather Scott … who plugged the event earlier this week in a joint video they filmed.”

KTVB: Idaho lawmakers drop coronavirus lawsuit against Legislature

KTVB: Idaho lawmakers drop coronavirus lawsuit against Legislature. “Two Idaho lawmakers have dropped their lawsuit against the Republican-led state Legislature and legislative leadership that alleged lax coronavirus protocols at the Statehouse. Democratic state Reps. Sue Chew and Muffy Davis notified a federal court Wednesday that they were dismissing the lawsuit. The court filing didn’t reveal why they dropped the case.”

Idaho Press: Group protests Boise coronavirus restrictions at Mayor McLean’s home

Idaho Press: Group protests Boise coronavirus restrictions at Mayor McLean’s home. “Roughly 30 people, some bearing Tiki torches, protested outside Boise Mayor Lauren McLean’s home Monday night, upset about the city’s new health order issued last week in an effort to curb the coronavirus’s rampant spread. The protest was organized via text by the group People’s Rights, an organization formed this year by Ammon Bundy of Emmett.”

The Spokesman-Review: In Boise, Idaho’s second-largest school district again goes online-only

The Spokesman-Review: In Boise, Idaho’s second-largest school district again goes online-only. “The Boise School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move into virtual schooling until Jan. 15. The district is currently using a hybrid teaching model, alternating online and in-person learning days to allow for social distancing within school buildings, and students will continue hybrid learning until Thanksgiving break begins on Nov. 23. When classes resume Nov. 30, they’ll be held entirely online.”

KIDK: New Idaho website links to COVID-19 testing sites

KIDK: New Idaho website links to COVID-19 testing sites. “If you are looking for a place to find COVID-19 testing, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has activated a helpful new website. It was developed in partnership with ‘Get Tested COVID-19’ and maintains an active, accurate database for designated testing centers in Idaho. It is as simple as going to the website and typing in your zip code.”

Idaho Statesman: Two Boise girls have battled COVID-19 symptoms for 5 months. ‘What’s the next thing?’

Idaho Statesman: Two Boise girls have battled COVID-19 symptoms for 5 months. ‘What’s the next thing?’. “The Richmond sisters were the model of health. Neither Audrey, 12, nor Veronica, 14, had any issues growing up. All the routine tests came back negative. They kept pace and exceeded their growth charts. Aside from Audrey’s allergy to penicillin, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with them. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit Idaho.”

Idaho News 6: Gov. Little launches new Recreate Idaho website

Idaho News 6: Gov. Little launches new Recreate Idaho website. “Governor Little announced a new website to help people recreate safely in Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website is part of the Recreate Responsibly Idaho campaign that was established to provide guidances and resources for recreating Idahoans to adapt their activities to the situation.”