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Idaho church removes glass window of Confederate general

Aug. 8, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies and regional church leaders officially “deconsecrated” and removed a stained glass window of a Confederate general during a service Friday. The Idaho Statesman reports the Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as the Boise First...

Idaho restrictions to remain; governor wants schools open

Aug. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will remain in the fourth and final stage of a plan to reopen for at least another two weeks as coronavirus infections and deaths show little sign of slowing down, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. The Republican governor also reemphasized his desire that schools open this fall,...

Idaho teen will serve jail time for shooting gun at protest

Aug. 6, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old who fired a gun near a Boise protest after the police killing of George Floyd will spend four days in jail. Michael Daniel Wallace pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm in city limits. Ada County Magistrate Judge Kira Dale gave Wallace...

New Idaho GOP chairman seeks unity among party, outreach

Jul. 26, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republicans in Idaho have an opportunity to unite by focusing more on what they have in common and less on their differences, new state GOP Chairman Tom Luna said. The “liberal, socialist agenda” of Democrats in Boise is going to be a “rallying cry” for...

Models wearing face masks pose during a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

Jul. 24, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily jump above 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was expected as health authorities had forecast a temporary spike driven by imported infections found among cargo-ship...

New U.S. citizens are sworn in during a ceremony outside the James D. McClure U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, July 23, 2020. An Idaho federal judge has held a rare outdoor court proceeding to swear in new U.S. citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho Press reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale swore in 37 people from 14 countries. (Brian Myrick/The Idaho Press via AP)

Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

Jul. 24, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a dozen countries who otherwise would have had to wait months to become citizens because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale administered...

Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

Jul. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery. And an extra $600 in weekly...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Central District Health in Boise, Idaho. He said there are too many coronavirus cases and the state will remain in the fourth and final stage of his reopening plan for at least another two weeks. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho restrictions to remain as coronavirus infections rise

Jul. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little said Thursday that there are too many coronavirus infections, and Idaho will remain in the fourth and final stage of his plan to reopen during the pandemic for at least another two weeks. The Republican governor also reemphasized his plan for state-local collaborations...

Idaho lawmakers seek options for calling special sessions

Jul. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers concerned that Republican Gov. Brad Little has too much power following his emergency declaration because of the coronavirus pandemic considered on Monday ways to reconvene after the regular legislative session has ended. Draft legislation pitched to the State Affairs Working...

Idaho adds 25,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate drops

Jul. 17, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 25,000 people returned to work in June as Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%, the Idaho Department of Labor said Friday. The agency attributed last month’s 3.4% drop to the state’s economy reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. But cases of...