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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Idaho entered crisis standards of care Thursday, becoming the first state in the region to do so.

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Here are the local news headlines for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Most kids around the country are back in classrooms by now, but this school year isn't quite the return-to-normalcy that everyone had hoped for. Covid-19 cases are surging again, and many school districts have already closed due to outbreaks. Others are offering remote learning options.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect Idaho's decision on Thursday to expand "crisis standards of care" statewide.

A couple of weeks ago, Ed Crosby’s brother-in-law suffered a bad fall in North Idaho. He was airlifted to the region’s biggest hospital, the 330-bed Kootenai Health in Coeur D’Alene. He needed intensive care, but when he got there he had to wait.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

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Here’s the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Updated September 9, 2021 at 8:34 PM ET

President Biden on Thursday unveiled a series of steps to combat the newly surging pandemic, including the announcement of a forthcoming federal rule that all businesses with 100 or more employees have to ensure that every worker is either vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the coronavirus.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

A brown sign with yellow lettering that reads “Plumas National Forest.” The sign and ground are covered in a dried pink liquid, and there’s a paved road next to the sign. Both the sign and road are surrounded by thick, forested trees.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

More rural Americans are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as cases and deaths from the delta variant continue to surge across the West. Vaccination rates have increased by two-thirds over the past three weeks, according to an analysis of CDC data by the Center for Rural Strategies.

Some Republican political leaders in the Mountain West are casting doubt on the effectiveness of wearing masks in schools, drawing condemnation from the medical community as the COVID-19 delta variant drives case counts to their highest levels in months and children under 12 remain ineligible to get vaccinated.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

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Paul McCollum es el párroco de la iglesia católica Little Flower de Reno, que ofrece servicios en inglés y español.

Mientras se realizaba una clínica de vacunación, Natalie Van Hoozer de KUNR habló con McCollum sobre cómo la iglesia y los feligreses se han visto afectados por la pandemia.

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