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Governor extends Idaho stay-home order to April 30

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Gov. Brad Little held his first virtual press conference on April 15 where he extended the state’s stay-home order until April 30 with some exceptions. The biggest exception: non-essential businesses that can provide delivery and curbside service safely can now ...

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Could working from home impose new state tax liabilities? (access required)

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The flurry of stay-at-home orders imposed recently by most state governors could create a tax problem, but it isn’t clear how much of an issue it could be in Idaho. The problem is “nexus.” When a company has a “nexus” ...

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CARES Act loans coming through for Idaho small businesses

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Henry Yun, owner of Green Leaf Cleaners, an eco-friendly dry cleaner in Eagle, was relieved when his loan from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act program came through this week. “The survival of my business was completely ...

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COVID-19 cancellations hit Idaho arts organizations hard (access required)

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This article was updated April 14 to correct a name and clarify ticketing policies. Leta Harris Neustaedter will have to wait another year to be a witch. The Boise-based musician and arts educator had been cast as the witch in ...

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While Idaho road construction remains healthy, 10% of all construction workers laid off due to COVID-19 coronavirus (access required)

Around 10% of those employed in the construction and extraction sector have been laid off since the beginning of March as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Meridian-based Engineered Structures Inc. laid off employees sometime before April. Neil Nelson, the ...

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Idaho distilleries making hand sanitizer (access required)

Distilled Resources Inc. outside of Rigby is one of several Idaho distilleries making hand sanitizer.

Going from making booze to making hand sanitizer might not seem like a natural progression but they both depend on alcohol, which is something every distillery knows a lot about. Several Idaho distilleries, mostly on their own, are switching over ...

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Unemployment stats show layoffs biting into more industries (access required)

Idaho layoffs are now reaching deeper into businesses beyond the initially hit food, travel and tourism sectors. Among the top five Idaho industries posting the highest percentage of new claims for the week ending April 4 were health care and ...

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Tamarack Aerospace creates 3D-printed masks for hospital (access required)

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SANDPOINT — Another Idaho manufacturing company is leveraging its resources to create products to help fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Tamarack Aerospace is using materials that normally become airplane parts to develop masks for health care workers, using 3D printers. “When we ...

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