A plan to reopen Idaho during the coronavirus pandemic hinges on understanding what the state and individuals have to do to defeat the illness, the co-chair of Gov. Brad Little’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force said.
Nez Perce County, located in north-central Idaho, is the state’s ninth most populous county, with just over 40,000 people. But it has reported Idaho’s highest number of fatalities from COVID-19, all among seniors.
Mix It Up, a home decor and gift shop located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, opened its doors to customers for the first time in over a month on Friday, and there was apparently some pent-up demand for its offerings.
While some pastors have rushed to create a social distancing protocol and make masks available for their congregations to attend church this weekend, others have decided to wait, worrying that returning to church the first weekend of May could put their elderly and vulnerable members in danger, or their own families.
Laid-off workers in Idaho filed 8,827 new unemployment claims last week, a 32% decrease from a week prior, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
“These bills have no constitutional or scientific basis and are negatively targeting a community that already faces a host of hurdles and discrimination based on who they are,” the students wrote. “The bills are unnecessary, potentially expensive, and may produce various legal repercussions.”
Vandals have spray-painted graffiti on a historic Idaho landmark in City of Rocks National Reserve in what officials say is the worst case of vandalism in the park’s history.
BOISE – Lawmakers violated the state constitution, Idaho’s top school official said in a lawsuit, by approving two laws that are an attack on her office by reducing her ability to direct critical public school operations. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra filed the lawsuit with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday against the Legislature and the State Board of Education.
Idaho nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with at least 150 cases reported at 16 different long-term care facilities in the state. So far, at least 26 people at such facilities have died from COVID-19.
A movie theater in Hayden hopes nightly screenings on a newly painted wall will draw in enough customers to pay the rent.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little made the most of his stop in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, distributing free lunches with the school district and offering words of encouragement for his plan to reopen the state for business.
Idaho workers have filed 108,984 new unemployment claims since the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold in the state five weeks ago.
The University of Idaho president announced in an email Wednesday the 2020 commencement ceremony will be on Aug. 1, according to the university student newspaper, The Argonaut. C. Scott Green cited a survey that supported having a “simplified” event for the graduates and their families.
Two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday to stop a proposed underground natural gas pipeline from Idaho to Wyoming, saying it would harm protected grizzly bears and other wildlife.
Sen. Jim Risch, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Commerce and an array of partners, is kicking off a “Support Local Gems” initiative, urging Idahoans to support local businesses by ordering take-out, buying gift cards, and posting supportive messages on social media.
A 22-year-old Rathdrum woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion she killed her newborn baby.
A park maintenance crew discovered the tree in two pieces Wednesday morning, snapped near the base of the trunk. They believe it was vandalized the previous night and have filed a police report.
Idaho State Police were involved in the pursuit and shooting of a homicide suspect on Highway 97 Thursday night.
Scott, a Republican whose district includes Bonner County, compared Gov. Brad Little’s shutdown orders to Nazi Germany during an hourlong Zoom interview with a Houston-based podcast host. She questioned the governor’s authority to decide who can and can’t continue working during the pandemic.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little added a new 14-day quarantine requirement for nonessential, out-of-state travelers to his extended stay-home order on Wednesday, and Kootenai County’s sheriff said he is prepared to enforce the measure through education.
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