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Capitol evacuated, jobs forum moved

The Idaho state Capitol was evacuated today after a white powder was discovered in an envelope, though it was later found to be “benign.” The 11 a.m. evacuation disrupted Congressman Raul Labrador's jobs forum, but it was moved to another location, the conference room of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, 816 West Bannock, 5th Floor, and is continuing there, reports Labrador spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael. The white powder later was discovered to be aspirin.

The Associated Press reports that the Capitol was cleared. KTVB-TV reports a spokesperson for the Idaho Department of Administration confirmed there was also a bomb threat Wednesday at the Idaho Statehouse. The Idaho Statesman reports police dogs found no evidence of an explosive device as of 2 p.m.

Labrador jobs forum today will be live-streamed

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador will join members of the Idaho Legislative Business Caucus and congressional staffers from the Idaho delegation for a jobs forum today at the Capitol Auditorium, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from more than 20 businesses across the state and from various industries will offer their views on steps lawmakers could take to spur economic growth; the Idaho Department of Labor and Idaho Department of Commerce also will participate. The forum will be live-streamed on the Web courtesy of Idaho Public Television here. “We look forward to hearing from Idaho’s job creators about how we as public servants can best serve our constituents during this critical time in our nation’s history,” Labrador said.

Rep. Labrador plans ‘jobs forum’

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has announced he'll hold a “congressional jobs forum” at the Capitol Auditorium next Wednesday, Nov. 9th, from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. More than 20 Idaho businesses from a variety of industries will discuss “how Congress and the Idaho Legislature can work to improve the business environment for Idaho's job creators,” Labrador's office said in an announcement. “Business owners from every region of Idaho will present their perspectives on business growth and development to the panel throughout the day.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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