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Idaho economic metrics rebound, pandemic metrics lag (access required)

Gov. Little at the Sept. 18 press conference. Photo by Catie Clark.

The good news from Governor Brad Little’s Sept. 18 press conference was that Idaho’s economic recovery is well underway. The bad news? Idaho will stay at Stage 4 for two more weeks. “Idahoans have faced much hardship this year,” Little ...

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McCall’s Whitetail Club development sees growth, interest during pandemic (access required)

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Whitetail Club in McCall is looking different lately. It’s five times busier, leadership is reporting. More people are visiting, with more serious intention of possibly becoming part-time members or permanent residents of the community. Joe Buchanan and Tom Garcia attribute ...

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Idaho initial, continuing unemployment claims drop again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 4% last week, officials said Sept. 17, as Idaho’s economy continues recovering during the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho Department of Labor said that applications for jobless ...

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ShoBan doubles tribal small business grants from CARES Act (access required)

ShoBan tribal spokesperson Randy'L Teton convened a meeting to announce new allocations of the Tribes' CARES money.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announced new allocations of their CARES Act funding, including increased funding for tribal small businesses, broadband, infrastructure, health and housing. The presentation to the tribal membership was broadcast live on Sept. 16 over Facebook. The meeting was ...

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State of Idaho will not take the payroll tax deferral (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed an order in August directing the U.S. Treasury Department to allow employers to defer employee-side Social Security taxes in an effort to help workers amid the coronavirus recession. The State of Idaho has announced that it will ...

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COVID Response: Three new, FREE small business programs

To say things have been “busy” for the Idaho Women’s Business Center during these past several grueling months of the COVID-19 pandemic would be a giant understatement. As the country began shutting down, moving into the quarantine situation we all ...

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Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count

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  LODGE GRASS, Mont. (AP) — When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater, gas stations and family cafe along streets shaded by towering cottonwood trees near a bend ...

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Montana meth use increased as coronavirus pandemic hit state

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Laboratory results and law enforcement reports indicate methamphetamine use increased in Montana during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic. Millennium Health reported a 34% increase in urine samples testing positive for methamphetamine after President Donald ...

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Idaho governor restores $99 million in education funding

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little on September 11 restored $99 million in K-12 education funding he cut earlier this year amid budget shortfall concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor also announced that another $50 million will be made ...

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New Mexico eases interstate travel, hotel restrictions

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico eased its self-quarantine requirements for interstate travelers in advance of the Labor Day holiday, allowing hotels to accept more guests if they undergo certification for coronavirus precautions. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced ...

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