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Boise mayor to issue order making face coverings mandatory

Jul. 2, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho’s largest city said Thursday that she will sign a public health emergency order requiring face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public places. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean cited the significant increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in making the order, which...

Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

Jul. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its first season in 40 years with only a handful of games played. The school has also cut women's swimming and diving because of budget issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On a...

New Idaho unemployment claims jump 26% to 5,500

Jul. 2, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials said Thursday that new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho’s unemployment numbers have been edging down under...

In this June 3, 2020, photo provided by Idaho State Athletics, people walk during a unity march, in Pocatello, Idaho. A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for the peaceful unity march. (Jarius Fields/Idaho State Athletics via AP)

Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

Jul. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in Pocatello, Idaho,...

Missing Idaho professor found dead in Glacier National Park

Jul. 2, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The body of an Idaho professor missing since last week was found in the Hidden Meadows area in Glacier National Park in Montana, park officials said. George Calvin Adams, 77, of Pocatello, Idaho was staying in Kalispell when he left for a hike on Friday and didn't return. He was...

Visitor access restricted to northern Idaho fire lookouts

Jul. 2, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says visitors to six active fire lookouts in northern Idaho won’t be able to access the top level of the lookouts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency says the restrictions from early July to early September are needed to protect the health...

Body of south-central Idaho man recovered in Snake River

Jul. 2, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The body of a man who moved to south-central Idaho to train as a BASE jumper has been found in the Snake River several weeks after he went swimming following a successful jump. The Jerome County sheriff's office says that searchers found the body of Austin Carey on Wednesday...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 2020 file photo, Gov. Brad Little extended Stage 4 of Idaho's COVID-19 reopening plan, citing that metrics had not been met to move forward, during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Boise, Idaho. Little says two federal court rulings involving the state's ballot initiative process are

Idaho files emergency motion in ballot initiative lawsuit

Jul. 1, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials late Wednesday filed an emergency motion asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a federal court’s order forcing the state to count online signatures for an initiative backers hope to get on the November ballot. The request said the emergency...

Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Jul. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday. Starting in mid-July, homes whose residents haven't...

A pedestrian wearing a facemask walks past a tent used for taking coronavirus tests on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in a parking lot outside Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. (Geoff Crimmins/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

Cities require face coverings as virus cases surge in Idaho

Jul. 1, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho cities are making face coverings mandatory as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases keeps surging. The requirement in Moscow starts Thursday and is set to last seven days. In Hailey, the mandate started Wednesday and will stay in place until city officials repeal it. Both...