Pandemic, politics and protests make Idaho's top 2020 news

Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 11:50:03-05

BOISE, Idaho — The novel coronavirus pandemic affected nearly every aspect of Idaho residents’ lives in 2020, impacting our financial security, our education, our workplaces, our elections and our recreation.

As the year came to a close and the state got its first shipment of vaccines, more than 124,000 residents had been infected by the novel coronavirus, and more than 1,200 of them had died from COVID-19.

The pandemic wasn't the only event that shaped Idaho over the year.

Earthquakes, anti-transgender laws, massive voter turnout numbers and frequent protests on a variety of issues made big news in 2020.