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Governor spends $200 million to save Idaho businesses money (access required)

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This article was updated on Sept. 15 to correct attributions of remarks by Rep. Melissa Wintrow which were originally misattributed to Idaho Department of Labor director Jani Revier. The Idaho Coronavirus Advisory Committee recommended and Governor Brad Little approved the ...

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Idaho State Treasurer appealing eviction ruling (access required)

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In the latest permutation over the possible eviction of Julie Ellsworth, Idaho State Treasurer, from her first floor office in the Capitol Building, she is appealing the summary judgement against her rendered by Idaho Fourth District Judge Nancy Baskin in ...

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Plated serves Albertsons a lawsuit (access required)

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Former shareholders of the Plated meal kit company filed a lawsuit against grocery giant Albertsons on Sept. 1 for fraud in the State of Delaware chancery court. Plaintiffs claimed that Albertsons deliberately missed revenue targets to avoid post-acquisition payouts to ...

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Imperfect COVID liability immunity bill passes Legislature (access required)

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In its extraordinary session of Aug. 24 through Aug. 26, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 6, which was the fifth version of the pandemic-specific liability immunity legislation to be drafted and considered over just three days. HB6, which Governor ...

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Governor Brad Little: Two more weeks of COVID-19 Stage 4 (access required)

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Governor Brad Little announced for the sixth time that Idaho is not yet ready to advance out of Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds program at a Sept. 3 press conference. During Stage 4 for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho’s ...

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Governor appoints new division heads

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Gov. Brad Little has announced that Russ Barron will lead the recently restructured Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses, the state agency responsible for administering licenses for dozens of professions and businesses in Idaho. Barron has served as executive director ...

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Idaho unemployment claims climb for second week in a row

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment claims are rising for the second week in a row, according to numbers from the Idaho Department of Labor. New first-time filings for unemployment totaled nearly 3,800 last week, 4% more than the previous ...

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Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy still in the pandemic’s grip, the Federal Reserve is facing a decision on whether to stretch an emergency lending program in a way that could bring more risk for the government and taxpayers. Lawmakers ...

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Kenton Lee, Wendy Rhodes added to Nampa Development Corporation board

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The Nampa City Council confirmed Mayor Debbie Kling’s appointment of Kenton Lee and Wendy Rhodes to the Nampa Development Corporation board of commissioners at the council meeting Aug. 17. Lee and Rhodes will begin their term on the board on ...

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Altercation at statehouse disrupts legislative special session (access required)

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The afternoon meeting of the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee on Aug. 25 was a bit more heated than Idaho’s legislators bargained for. Before the meeting began, two individuals sat down at the press table, claiming to be members ...

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