Tag Archives: covid-19

Economist: ‘It will be different’ as Idaho economy rebounds (access required)

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Despite continuing hardships from 2020, local finance and economy experts are optimistic about some aspects going into 2021. Moreover, at the state level, Idaho is making a promising comeback, though not without a warning about current and rising housing prices ...

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All Idahoans are essential, say Republican caucus chairs

You are essential, no matter what anyone, any leader or any official says.  Your work is essential to your family, community and to our state’s economy.  Government should never get in the way of that.  Your elected Republican leaders in ...

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Grocers could face a tough time in the coming year

COVID-19 has been the catalyst for incredible grocery market growth and e-commerce adoption. Sales at Idaho-based grocer Albertsons increased by 11.2% during the fiscal second quarter and its digital sales during that same period grew a staggering 243%. At Walmart, ...

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Vaccinations starting at Idaho long-term care facilities

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Vaccinations for about 10,200 residents and staff at 75 Idaho long-term care facilities will begin Monday, officials say. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare spokeswoman Niki Forbing-Orr tells the Idaho Press that most of Idaho’s 315 ...

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Technology was a bright spot: Year in Review 2020 (access required)

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Technology is one of a few industry sectors that benefited from COVID-19.  With many of us working at home and resorting to Zoom to do our jobs, as well as cocooning with Netflix and DoorDash, the tech industry saw a ...

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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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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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