There is a lot happening right now in Idaho. From fighting increasing home costs, homelessness, and the pandemic to name a few.

Here is a quick recap of what’s going on before diving into why Governor Brad Little activated the Idaho National Guard:

Homelessness

Homeless Idahoans Refuse to be Ignored as They Protest on the Capitol's Lawn

Homeless Idahoans set up tents outside of the State Capitol building to demand respect and bring awareness to their plight.

Unaffordable housing, and lawmakers attempting to make it even worse:

Idaho Housing Bill Criticized as “Legalized Robbery”

And now, back to the Idaho National Guard. 

According to this article by KMVT, Governor Brad Little has activated the Idaho National Guard, but probably not for the reasons you think.

Why Idaho Gov is Bringing In the National Guard Right Now

Let’s take a deeper look into the Idaho National Guard (and their furry colleagues)

Idaho National Guard's A-10 Warthogs Are Beasts

If you have ever taken off from the Boise Airport or landed on that runway, too, odds are that you have seen a long row of airplanes on the runway that simply don't look like that others. These planes look MEAN and they only have one seat--so it isn't going to be what transports you to your work meetings or exotic vacation. We're talking about the A-10 Warthogs and here in the Treasure Valley we know they can do some damage.

Since the activation of the Idaho National Guard for the fourth time in history is due to the response of COVID-19 issues, here are a few places you can go that are still free to test you.

Places That Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

And these are some common vaccine questions, answered!

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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