Hello, and welcome to Campaign Notebook, where I will be summarizing political developments in the Gem State, and eastern Idaho in particular, every Sunday from now through Election Day.

Days before Bonneville High School discovered a student with coronavirus was at school, prompting the school to close Wednesday and Thursday, health experts discussed Bonneville Joint School District 93’s curious new 7-day isolation policy.

On Thursday, Lori Vallow’s attorney filed a motion requesting her trial be transferred to a new location “because fair and impartial jury trial cannot be had in Fremont County, State of Idaho.”

PORTLAND — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park.

Five eastern Idaho counties are now under mask mandates by regional health officials and, at one time or another, all eight have been.

In 1995, local real estate developer Gary Voigt and chemist Doug Rooney founded a small beauty product company called Northwest Cosmetics Laboratory. With a 5,000-square-foot space, the team of four employees was “making things on a hot stove and mixing things up by hand.”

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ parts 1 & 2 to be shown at drive-in

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A helicopter pilot carried out several daring rescues involving people injured in climbing accidents over the weekend just hours before he attended the funeral for his son, who died in a firefighting helicopter crash in Oregon last month. One person was killed and two …

A new spa and weight loss center will open in town next week. Tru Body Shaping will bring new types of aesthetic procedures to Idaho Falls. Owners Dalli and Owen Hobbes said they are “very excited” for people try their noninvasive “body shaping” procedures.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Well before the sun rises and then again after school, Arrissa Swails feeds and waters her goats, fancy chickens and three dairy cows. There’s another trip to the barn at night to hustle the chickens into their coop.

A female in her 30s from Bonneville County died of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, according to an email sent to media outlets Tuesday by Eastern Idaho Public Health.

EAGLE — A multiday search for a missing 2-year-old boy came to a tragic end early Saturday morning when the child’s remains were found in a pond near the home where his family was visiting.

The recent roller coaster weather in eastern Idaho is forecast to continue this week with mountain snow and below-freezing overnight temps expected to start Monday evening followed by a warming trend that will bring the mercury to near 90 degrees by this coming weekend.