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Summer camps seeing staffing shortages this year

COEUR D'ALENE, ID. — COVID-19 and staffing shortages are causing issues for families making summer plans. Many summer camps across the Inland Northwest are changing schedules or canceling camps…

Donors needed to help with blood platelet shortage

SPOKANE, Wash.-- There is a critical blood platelet shortage and Vitalant is calling on all local eligible donors to head to a donation center. Type O, the most transfused blood type, has plummeted to under a two-day supply -- the…

With hospitals overwhelmed by virus, Idaho seeks volunteers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s hospitals are bursting at the seams as coronavirus numbers continue to skyrocket across the state, prompting state leaders to call on residents to serve as volunteers to help keep medical facilities operating. “There’s a wide…

Hospitals short on nurses amid COVID surge

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Seven more people were hospitalized in Spokane County Friday, and with COVID-19 and that's not the only thing keeping hospitals busy. More people are outdoors this summer and…

Officials: Major understaffing in Idaho prisons raises risks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prisons in Idaho are so understaffed that correctional officers often end up working mandatory 16-hour shifts, leaving them just eight hours to sleep, eat and see their families before returning to duty, a prison official said.…