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Don’t sweat it: Idaho fitness centers scheduled to reopen (access required)

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Assuming all goes well, Idaho gyms should be able to consider reopening on May 16, after being shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. “Protocols are now available for indoor gym and recreational facilities managers to implement in order to ...

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Retail stores reopen as Idaho gets used to ‘new normal’

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Stage One of Idaho’s “rebound” was well underway in the second week of May as retail stores reopened to a new normal of face masks, social distancing and limited numbers of customers. The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce launched a ...

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Housing market shows early signs of recovery, even in areas where COVID-19 coronavirus has not yet peaked (access required)

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CHARLOTTE, NC — New listings and home sales are seeing early signs of recovery in the U.S. housing market, even as some cities struggle to flatten the coronavirus curve, finds a new analysis from Redfin (www.redfin.com), a technology-based real estate ...

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US plans reimagine fighting wildfires amid crews’ virus risk

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In new plans that offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews, it’s not clear how officials will get the testing and equipment needed to keep ...

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Thyra Stevenson, Idaho state representative, dies at 75

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state Rep. Thyra Stevenson died Monday, a week after suffering a serious heart attack. She was 75. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Stevenson, a Republican, represented the 6th Legislative District, which includes Nez Perce and ...

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Columbia Bank to open innovative branch concept in Boise (access required)

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It’s a bank branch. It’s an arts venue. It’s a meeting place. It’s a NeighborHub, and Columbia Bank is bringing one to downtown Boise, at 190 N. 8th St. “Columbia Bank is excited to be bringing our award-winning NeighborHub to ...

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Walmart, Amazon accepting Idaho SNAP for online shopping (access required)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, helped feed 149,057 or 8.5% of Idaho’s population in March. That’s not a trivial number of grocery customers — so when the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced on ...

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Roundup 5.12.20

Idaho ATA Martial Arts renewed its 4,310 square feet of retail space in Parkway Plaza at 1668 1st St. in Idaho Falls. Brent Wilson and Brian Wilson of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Res-Care, Inc. leased 2,217 square feet of office ...

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