LC State Business Honor Society Inducts Eight In Inaugural Event, Including SBOE Member Keough

Official News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Eight Lewis-Clark State College students, including Idaho State Board of Education member Shawn Keough, were part of the inaugural induction into the college’s Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, which honors outstanding junior and senior students majoring in business-related degrees.

CHS Air Force JROTC Student Receives Cadet Leadership Award For The State Of Washington

News Release from Clarkston School District

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CLARKSTON, WA -- Cadet junior Natalie Elskamp has been awarded the “Air Force JROTC and Air Force Association Cadet Leadership Award for the State of Washington”.  Natalie competed against one junior cadet nominated by each AFJROTC unit in the State.  She will now compete in the regional competition against the winners in the States of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Oregon.  The Regional Cadet winner will be announced on Friday 22 May.  If selected the Regional winner she will then compete for the overall top cadet in the Nation.  Natalie will be awarded the “Outstanding Cadet Ribbon” with a Silver Star for being chosen the State winner.

Idaho Labor Encourages Youth to Apply for Job Assistance

News Release | Idaho Department of Labor

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The Idaho Department of Labor is actively recruiting youth for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program in most regions across the state. Grant money is available through the WIOA program to help youth and young adults who are struggling in their career due to a lack of education or job training. 

Unemployment Benefits Fraud

WA Employment Security Department's Office

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Washington state takes unemployment insurance fraud very seriously. If you have reason to believe someone has applied for unemployment benefits using your information or used a scam to obtain your private information, please report that to us using the included information.

The fraud-reporting contacts listed here are for Washington state only.   (Find out how to report employer tax fraud by visiting our employer tax fraud section)

F&G Commission Denies Petitions For Lighted Nocks For Archery And Signage For Trapping And Wolf Hunts

Press Release | Idaho Fish and Game

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Petitions will not move forwarded into the rule-making process

On May 14, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission denied petitions from certain organizations that requested the Commission initiate negotiated rulemaking for allowing lighted nocks for archery hunting, and to require signage near traps and during some wolf hunting seasons. 

Denying the petitions means they will not be moved forward into any rulemaking process.

Commissioners Seek Insurance Industry Help To Process, Investigate Washington Unemployment Claims

Press Release | WA Insurance Commissioner

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Commissioners for two Washington agencies have reached out to the insurance industry for assistance in processing and investigating the historic volume of claims for unemployment compensation. 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine are asking insurance companies in Washington if they can lend expertise in two areas: 

  • Unemployment Insurance Specialist Level 4 Adjudicator
  • Fraud Investigator Level 3

Inslee Issues Additional Guidance For Outdoor Recreation In Phase 1 And Phase 2

News Release | WA Gov. Inslee Press

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Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance clarifying Phase 1 outdoor recreation requirements, and set forth outdoor recreation guidance for Phase 2.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

Small Businesses Can Access 30-Day Supply Of PPE As State Opens For Stage 2 Of Idaho Rebounds Plan Saturday

News Release | Idaho Gov. Brad Little

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Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that small businesses have a new resource to access masks, gloves, and sanitizer as the state enters Stage 2 of the four-stage Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s economy.

Idaho small businesses can obtain a 30-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees and patrons at


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