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Health district actions result in patchwork of regulations (access required)

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In an action that gained the attention of the nation, the board of Idaho Public Health District 4, also known as Central District Health, failed to approve a proposed upgrade of its current advisory to a health order at its ...

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Idaho gov proclaims ‘Health Care Worker Appreciation’ month

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has proclaimed December, “Health Care Worker Appreciation Month,” recognizing the work care providers are doing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Little made the proclamation on Wednesday, calling health care workers ...

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Idaho governor will wait turn to get coronavirus vaccination

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little will wait his turn in line to get a coronavirus vaccination, a spokeswoman for the 66-year-old Republican governor said Tuesday. Marissa Morrison said that the state’s limited supply of the vaccine is ...

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Central District Health rejects mask order on tie vote (access required)

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There will be no mask mandate for Central District Health. The board of Idaho Public Health District 4, also known as Central District Health, voted three-to-three on the proposed upgrade of its current health advisory to a health order at ...

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Ketchum considering ordinance to preserve its downtown (access required)

One of the structures slated for demolition at the corner of 2nd and Leadville in Ketchum. Image copyright 2020 by Google Maps Street View.

When a demolition notice went up in August on a building on Ketchum’s historic structures list, a groundswell pushback started, which broke in October. As a result, the city passed an emergency moratorium on older building demolitions for 90 days. ...

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Idaho dairy farm pleads guilty to Clean Water Act violation (access required)

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A dairy farm in Shoshone, 4 Bros. Dairy Inc., has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act for releasing an unlawful volume of manure into the Milner-Gooding canal during a record flood period in 2017. Concentrated animal ...

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Idaho attempting to recover overpaid unemployment benefits

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state of Idaho is trying to recover overpaid unemployment benefits disbursed as part of an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho Department of Labor said there were 11,222 weekly ...

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More Idaho National Guard soldiers tapped for COVID-19 help

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has authorized another 150 Idaho National Guard soldiers to help medical facilities battle the coronavirus. The Republican governor on Friday added the soldiers to the 100 he activated last month to help ...

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Rising budget surplus could be at risk of catching COVID (access required)

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The State of Idaho issued its monthly revenue report on December 7. One number wasn’t in the report. That was the state’s projected budget surplus, which rose to over $630 million for the current fiscal year. The budget surplus is ...

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Idaho attorney general won’t join Texas election lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s attorney general on Thursday said he’s declining to join a lawsuit filed by Texas to overturn the outcome of the presidential election by invalidating the results in four battleground states Donald Trump lost. Republican Lawrence ...

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