It may not look like it, but on a statewide basis, air quality has improved in Idaho, and the DEQ allowed its statewide air quality alert for wildfire smoke to expire at 10 a.m. today – though regional advisories continue in most areas with all the same restrictions, including banning all open burning. The places where it’s better: Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls. At 2 p.m. today, the air quality index in Twin Falls dropped down to 43, entering the green or “good” range. Pocatello’s 2 p.m. reading was an AQI of 96, toward the top of the yellow or “moderate” range, as was Idaho Falls, at 99. But much of the rest of the state still is seeing unhealthy, very unhealthy or even “hazardous” air. “We did get some pretty good clearing last night,”...
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Statewide air quality alert lifted due to improvement in eastern Idaho, but most of state still under pall