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BOISE — Idaho on Monday had its fourth straight day of 300-plus new COVID-19 cases, surpassing 8,000 total cases.

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After Treefort Music Festival was postponed, and venues supporting the arts closed their doors due to COVID-19, advocates got together — figuratively speaking — to figure out how to help Treasure Valley artists; the result was raising $69,000 in grant funding to award to 69 creatives — paint…

BOISE — With Ada County moved back to Stage 3 of economic reopening after the coronavirus shutdown, but the rest of the state in Stage 4, there’s been some confusion as to which rules are in effect where.

BOISE — State officials added 398 new confirmed cases to Idaho’s coronavirus tally Friday, breaking a single-day record that was set earlier this week when 341 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday.

BOISE — Idaho’s increase in COVID-19 cases is “alarming,” Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday, as he called on Idahoans to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, stay home when sick and take other measures to prevent spreading the virus.

BOISE — Idaho’s House and Senate GOP leaders announced Monday that they’ll form “joint legislative working groups” to address COVID-19 in Idaho, including developing legislation for consideration in January on everything from election processes to the governor’s emergency powers.

BOISE — A federal judge on Monday denied a motion from Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to stay his ruling granting Reclaim Idaho a second shot at qualifying its school funding initiative for the November ballot, and the nonprofit group filed a new, expedited motion t…

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that people wear masks in public as far back as early April to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, the Idaho Department of Correction didn’t require its staff to wear them until Wednesday — the same day the firs…

The governor’s Idaho Rebounds continues as we struggle to get back to some sort of normalcy in our lives, but the coronavirus doesn’t seem to care. Another week has passed and we’re still at Stage 4, state-wise. But Ada County and Boise have moved back to Stage 3.

Rather than engage in an expensive and likely fruitless legal challenge, Hardware Brewing Co. in Kendrick has chosen to pay a $2,500 fine for violating Idaho’s coronavirus shutdown order.

The Nampa community is distributing thousands of free books to children until Friday. The city of Nampa announced it is pleased to partner with a variety of local organizations to help distribute over 2,000 free books to children at 18 different park locations, which are also the location of…

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he’s been talking with state legislators who want him to call a special session of the Legislature, but the Idaho Constitution requires such sessions to be called on a specific subject — and none of them have offered him one.

A statewide virtual job fair, put on by Idaho Business League Events and other partners, will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. To register visit


BOISE — For the next 30 days Boise is under a new health order to try to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Lauren McLean announced Tuesday. The move comes over a week after the city moved to Stage 4, the final phase of Idaho’s reopening plan, with the rest of the state.


BOISE — Under the Idaho Constitution, only the governor can call a special session of the Legislature — but the Idaho Freedom Foundation and an unregistered political action committee are calling one for Tuesday morning aimed at overturning the governor’s executive orders on the coronavirus …

MERIDIAN — The novel coronavirus pandemic isn’t the first time Salwan Swidan and Dhuha Ali, a husband and wife duo from Iraq, have dealt with a dangerous environment. They lived through the Iraq War from 2003 until they were able to flee to Jordan in 2006, and three years later they settled …

At first, it was cars lined up out the driveway and around the road to see “Call of the Wild” and “Onward,” something neither Karen Cornwell nor her daughter Susan Haaheim expected to see on opening night. Now as Parma Motor-Vu Drive-In weathers windy rain storms and a continuing global pand…

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