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Recent articles by Brian:

How a Caldwell businessman in 1959 gave the Treasure Valley its name

According to one Caldwell businessman, the Snake River Valley needed a name change and he gave it one in 1959. → Read More

Idaho educators quit teaching over lack of funding, pay, 'toxic environment'

After 25 years, one Idaho teacher quit three weeks into the school year after burnout caught up with him. → Read More

One week after getting COVID-19, this Idaho lawmaker's mom died from the virus

Rep. Greg Chaney's 74-year-old mother, who was unvaccinated, died after spending three days in the ICU. → Read More

'I don't know where the end is': Inside the ICU at Saint Alphonsus

For the first time during the pandemic, Brian Holmes and photojournalist Kevin Eslinger visited the ICU at one of Idaho's largest and most impacted facilities. → Read More

How Idaho's crisis standards of care will impact emergency medical services

If conditions get worse, paramedics might have to decide if that patient would be better served to go to urgent care or their own doctor's office, instead of an ER. → Read More

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch grills Secretary of State over President Biden mute button conspiracy theory

Sen. Jim Risch ask Antony Blinken about a rumored button used to cut of President Joe Biden's microphone during speeches, which Blinken confirmed doesn't exist. → Read More

Presidents who have visited Idaho over the years

Over the years, many U.S. presidents have come to Idaho. Since 1964, all but one sitting president has paid a visit to the Gem State. → Read More

Spectators gather around Boise Airport to watch President Biden land

17-year-old Connor Richardson missed a day of school to witness the president's landing, while Angie Johnson brought her three children to the airport to watch. → Read More

Remembering 9/11 through the eyes of three Idahoans

It's been 20 years since nearly 3,000 people died during terrorists attacks on America. We reflect back with some unique perspectives from three Idahoans. → Read More

Treasure Valley animal supply stores see rush on ivermectin, a horse and livestock dewormer

Instead of getting a free and FDA-approved vaccine, some people in the Treasure Valley are taking the anti-parasite medicine as another way to prevent COVID-19. → Read More

What the science says on the delta variant and schoolchildren wearing face masks

According to Dr. Pate, CEO of St. Luke's, a face mask is like a bulletproof vest, it won't stop 100% of the bullets but he'd rather still have it if someone shoots. → Read More

Squatch Con 2021: Idaho's Bigfoot enthusiasts gather to celebrate the mysterious creature

While there have been gatherings dedicated to the infamous Bigfoot in Idaho before, event organizers say Saturday's event will be the first of its kind. → Read More

Unvaccinated patients make up 98% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in St. Luke's Magic Valley

Dr. Kern said Blaine County is a great example of how one of Idaho's biggest COVID-19 hotspots turned into a beacon of vaccinations. → Read More

During the gold rush, Idaho City became the largest city in the Northwest

In 1862, gold was discovered in the Boise Basin and the town of Idaho City sprung up and quickly became a boom town. → Read More

Video: Fireworks shot at cattle during Idaho rodeo

Video captured by an attendee shows roman candles being shot at the cattle and fireworks bouncing off of the cows' heads. → Read More

Get to Know Idaho: The history of Julia Davis Park

More than 100 years after the park was established, it has become a must-see destination in the City of Trees. → Read More

Some Boise State students required to get COVID-19 vaccine

The university said the decision came from its clinical partners, not the university itself. → Read More

McCall could vote to ban wildlife feeding

The city council is expected to take up an ordinance that would ban feeding deer and other wildlife in town. → Read More

No, ACHD didn't put up misters in downtown Boise, a small business did

A viral social media post thanked the Ada County Highway District for wrapping water misters around a light pole, but it wasn't ACHD who did it. → Read More

USS Idaho crew members get to know the Gem State on submarine tour

To commemorate the new USS Idaho, a contingent of the submarine's crew has been given the chance to take a tour of Idaho over the last week. → Read More