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Idaho Legislature to address COVID-19 liability in session (access required)

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Business and healthcare trade organizations have come out in favor of the proposed legislation to limit liability to protect those attempting to respond to COVID-19 in commerce, education and healthcare. Idaho has placed the proposed legislation online on the coronavirus.idaho.gov website for ...

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Governor issues order for Legislature special session (access required)

Gov. Brad Little issued a proclamation on Aug. 19 calling the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session starting on Aug. 24. Little’s proclamation named two issues for the Legislature to consider: liability and tort reform specifically targeted at the ...

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Fewer Idaho residents file unemployment claims

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 10% the previous week, officials said on August 13, but layoffs are continuing to run high due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho Department of Labor ...

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Planning for an in-person fall at the University of Idaho

It happens every year: Come August, the University of Idaho springs to life as students and faculty return for fall classes in Moscow and at our centers around the state. We are looking forward to that return of students this ...

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Some federal COVID-19 loan programs winding down (access required)

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As the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program nears its end, more than 60,000 Idaho businesses have received loans or grants from it and other programs, totaling more than $3.2 billion, according to the Small Business Administration, which administers the program. ...

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As vaccines are on the way, schools need to reopen

The Coronavirus pandemic has been the dominating issue in our country for months now, and with the recent debate surrounding subjects such as unemployment and schools re-opening, it’s important to evaluate the steps the president and his administration have taken ...

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Contactless payments: safe, clean transactions during COVID

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the nation, stores and shopping in general have had to adjust. For businesses that decide to reopen, customers and employees are provided with safety measures such as masks, plexiglass shields, and more sanitary forms ...

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