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Coronacoping: Virus makes cooking at home a ‘thing’ again

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fiction writer Sherrie Flick had an inkling there might be shortages of her favorite cooking and baking supplies when Pittsburgh shut down during the start of COVID-19. For the first time, she signed up for Harvie Farms ...

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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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Treasure Valley mayors talk pandemic, economy (access required)

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The Idaho Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women hosted a online panel on Zoom of five Treasure Valley mayors on Aug. 26 to answer questions on their response, plans and economic outlook for their cities in the wake of the ...

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Pandemic serves cold reality to restaurateurs, shop owners (access required)

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PORTLAND, OR — As the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic stretch into their sixth month, an increasing number of Portland’s locally owned restaurants and shops are closing locations permanently. In some instances, new tenants are moving into those spaces ...

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Idaho education board approves change for state funding

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Educational officials in Idaho have approved a temporary regulation allowing schools to use their full-time equivalent enrollment numbers instead of average daily attendance to calculate state funding as several students have started remote learning during the ...

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Nampa holds economic panel on COVID-19 pandemic (access required)

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The City of Nampa held a “Community Conversation on Health, Economy, and Recovery” on Aug. 27, with two panels, one of which was made up of local Nampa business professionals, to answer questions on doing business during the pandemic-driven economic ...

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Idaho weighs whether to adopt new CDC testing guidelines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s public health officials are trying to decide whether they’ll officially adopt new CDC guidelines that no longer recommend coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people who have had close contact with infected people. Some experts said the ...

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Email shows businesses held sway over reopening plans

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As South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster prepared to announce the end of a coronavirus stay-at-home order, his top staff received an email from the state health department. The message, highlighted in bold, was clear: Wait longer before allowing customers back ...

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To-go drinks elixir for public, lifeline for business

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America’s liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two — Florida and Mississippi — allowed them on a limited ...

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US-Canada border closure hurts Washington state town

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (AP) — The border closure between Canada and the United States has severely hurt Point Roberts, Washington, which is isolated from the rest of the country. The extended coronavirus-induced border closure shut down two border crossings for ...

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