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When four-term Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo announced on Jan. 5 via press release that he’d seek a 5th term in the U.S. Senate, the Idaho Press requested an interview. Subsequently, that request was granted, and on Friday, Jan. 28, Crapo sat down with Idaho Press reporter Betsy Z. Russell for a wid…

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

The week starting Oct. 10 proved to be the second deadliest week for COVID-19 this year in eastern Idaho, according to the Post Register's tracking of death notices.

While the initial surge of COVID-19 deaths skipped over much of rural America, where roughly 15% of Americans live, nonmetropolitan mortality rates quickly started to outpace those of metropolitan areas as the virus spread nationwide before vaccinations became available, according to data fr…

Staff of at least two schools and a baker’s dozen Head Start programs in Idaho will be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, per a new federal mandate.

In a letter to Victor Elementary School parents on Thursday, Principal Megan Christiansen announced that starting next Monday, Sept. 20, masks will be required in the school.