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Nov. 3, 2020

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Nonprofits get $1.3 million donation to address mental health in rural Idaho

A group of nonprofits received $1.3 million this week to meet the urgent mental and behavioral health needs in rural Idaho.

Miners all successfully evacuated after spending night in Galena mine near Wallace

A group of miners was stuck inside the Galena mine overnight after the mine near Wallace lost power Wednesday morning.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort shuts down twilight skiing after noncompliance with COVID-19 measures

“The bottom line is, the rules are the rules and we need everybody to comply with them, and it’s not happening,” said Dig Chrismer, marketing manager at Schweitzer.

State board of education reviews new content standards

The Idaho State Board of Education reviewed the initial draft of new statewide content standards at a virtual meeting Monday, providing members with a first glance at changes proposed in the areas of English language arts, mathematics and science.

Idaho police ask Statehouse visitors to wear masks, follow decorum rules during 2021 session

In a divisive political year during a global pandemic, Idaho State Police are urging cooperation, decorum and following the rules to anyone who comes into the Capitol for the 2021 legislative session.

Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Lewiston

A 40-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday by an officer responding to reports of possible child abuse at a Lewiston home, according to the city’s police department.

‘We’re not alone in this’: Spokane-area places of worship adjust Christmas services amid COVID-19 concerns

At one point, the Coeur d’Alene Seventh-day Adventist Church planned on having a drive-in Christmas service this year, said the Rev. Jeremiah Smart.

‘Helping in the fight’: Idaho National Guard tackles COVID tasks. Here’s what they do

Last month, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order sending up to 100 members of the Idaho National Guard around the state for 30 days to assist health care workers in their battle against COVID-19.

Central District public health order for 4 Idaho counties comes to a vote — and fails

After its last meeting was abruptly canceled over safety concerns, the Central District Health Board of Health met again Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote on a new COVID-19 public health order – which failed to pass in a 3-3 vote.

Idaho moves back to Phase 2, with exceptions; Little mobilizes national guard as COVID-19 cases rise

With Thanksgiving just weeks away and COVID-19 cases surging, Gov. Brad Little pleaded with Idaho residents Friday to take “personal responsibility” and limit social gatherings, announcing the state will move back to a modified Phase 2 in its reopening plan.

Trump administration to remove federal protection for gray wolves across most of U.S.

Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators.

Border patrol agents seize more than $2 million in narcotics near Bonners Ferry

United States Border Patrol agents from the Bonners Ferry Station seized more than $2 million in narcotics Friday .

Idaho seeing its biggest case spike of pandemic

Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with the number of new cases increasing 46.5% over the past two weeks.

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians, health authorities and researchers.

Governor candidate Culp named in lawsuit over disputed traffic case

Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, the GOP candidate for governor, was named in a federal lawsuit that claims a Montana woman’s rights were violated when she was detained and charged after a traffic check in 2018.

Bundy arrested at Idaho Statehouse for second time in 2 days

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested Wednesday for the second time in two days at the Idaho Statehouse.

Semitruck rolls over, loses load on I-90 near Wallace

A semitruck rolled over on Interstate 90 near Wallace, Idaho, on Monday evening, dropping a 52,000-pound refrigerant tank in the roadway, according to the Idaho State Patrol.

Senators seek clarity on Postal Service’s treatment of election mail

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concern about the impact of changes at the U.S. Postal Service on Americans’ ability to vote by mail, Democratic senators on Wednesday called on the agency’s chief to clarify how it will handle ballots and other election-related mail.

‘She’s a forceful advocate’: Harris pick gets high marks from many Washington Democrats

The selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to be the Democratic nominee for vice president delighted some, encouraged others and disappointed a few party members Tuesday after presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden made his announcement.

Washington’s top elections official warns of ‘very concerning’ changes at Postal Service that could impact voting

Washington election officials are worried that attempts to cut costs at the U.S. Postal Service could impact the November election amid growing bipartisan concerns about the agency’s ability to handle a surge of mail-in ballots across the country.