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When Elizabeth Bowen was pulled off a ventilator and released from the hospital in late January, her fight against COVID-19 wasn’t over.

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Every adult in Idaho is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but the number of adults who've received at least one dose in Idaho is barely more than halfway toward the 80% benchmark that experts say could pave a path for the virus to be under control. And that doesn't include young childre…

Last week, when the United States temporarily halted use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Idaho public health officials saw the number of people accepting vaccines to decrease.

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On March 25, 2020, Gov. Brad Little ordered all Idahoans to stay home in an attempt to slow the spread of a strange, new virus that was making its way across the state. Businesses deemed unessential were shuttered. Employees were laid off in record numbers. Children were sent home from school.

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As you surely know, this country’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has been plagued by major birth pangs: registration snafus, poor communication, faulty data and a scant supply of vaccine — all exacerbated by inequitable allocation, alleged political favoritism and unseemly jockeying for shots.

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Erroll and Sharen (Holbrook) Spaulding of Ririe celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7. The couple was married June 7, 1961 in the Idaho Falls Temple. The couple celebrated with family visits to their home.

Deloy L DaBell, age 73, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home after a long illness with cancer.

Fred Walter Hicks, age 82, of Rigby, passed away at his home Friday, May 14, 2021.

Roberta Lee Bosley Hunter, age 73, of Ririe, Idaho, passed away May 13, 2021 in Highland, Utah. Roberta was born in Brigham City, Utah on April 30, 1948 to Thomas George Bosley and Arzella Violet Nelson Bosley. She was raised in Corinne, Utah and graduated from Box Elder High School in Brigh…

Kent passed from this life surrounded by his loved ones Saturday May 1, 2021 in Dillon, Montana after battling years of poor health. He was born September 13, 1960 in Ogden, Utah to Andrew LeRoy Frecker and Shirley Irene Jacobs Frecker.

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Our sweetest angel, Virginia Kinghorn, was taken to her heavenly home on May 6, 2021 at the age of 98. She is now reunited with her husband, and son Scott (who passed less than a year ago). Mom was blessed to be in her own home in Rigby and passed peace…

Doyle Buckland, age 76, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died April 28, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.