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Idaho financial institutions deal with COVID-19 coronavirus (access required)

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In response to COVID-19, a number of banks and credit unions are taking steps to protect their customers and employees, including converting to drive-thru only, limiting hours and closing some branches. “We are hearing from both credit unions and banks ...

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Micron announces results, $35 million COVID-19 donation (access required)

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Boise-based chipmaker Micron Technology, which has been near the forefront of Idaho companies in terms of COVID-19 coronavirus prevention, announced earnings that the company said were on the higher end of the range despite the pandemic. “While the current quarter ...

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Clearview Cleaners offers jobs to laid-off hotel workers (access required)

The main Garden City facility of Clearview Cleaning Services.

The middle two weeks of March were the beginning of the hotel apocalypse in Boise. Lodging businesses starting to lay off their staff because of plummeting occupancy rates. Cleaning crews are usually the first to go because their staffing levels ...

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Boise businesses rally to get toilet paper for St. Luke’s (access required)

Adam Altweis of the Inn at 500 Capitol and a case of toilet paper.

Across the country, toilet paper has become a scarce commodity — a major challenge for hospitals and health clinics. Matt Stevens is one of the people who makes sure that St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center stays stocked with supplies, but on ...

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The multi-million dollar hole in Idaho’s Medicaid budget (access required)

The Idaho Legislative session ended with an $8.5 to 12.3 million hole in the state’s Medicaid budget. The Idaho Senate voted on the evening of March 19 to adjourn “sine die,” thus effectively ending the 2020 Legislative session despite the ...

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A guide to the past 2020 legislative session (access required)

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Before the start of the legislative session, Idaho Business Review looked at issues on the agenda likely to affect Idaho’s businesses. What ended up happening? Here’s an overview of the session, which effectively ended on March 20 when the House ...

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Virus spurs unexpected test for US schools: Online learning

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus shutdowns have launched an unplanned, unprecedented experiment with online education at schools across the U.S., and the nation’s largest school system plunged in Monday as New York City asked over 1.1 million students to ...

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