First Wood Column Set as ICCU Arena Takes Shape at U of I

News Release | U of I NEWS

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MOSCOW, Idaho — June 2, 2020 — A 90-ton crane sits just outside the concrete footprint of what will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena on the University of Idaho Moscow campus.

Friday it swung its massive arm above the soon-to-be basketball court to set the first 35-foot-tall wood column, culminating nearly a year of site prep and concrete work. Efforts begin this week to place more than 442 tons of glulam beams and columns in the 62,000-square-foot engineered-wood basketball arena and event center.

Higher Education’s Plan for the Fall Semester

By Debbie Critchfield, President, Idaho State Board of Education

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Idaho’s higher education institutions executed a remarkable pivot this spring by moving hundreds of in-person classes to distance learning options such as online, video and teleconference in a short period of time. With the COVID-19 pandemic expected to be active for the foreseeable future, our colleges and universities are now focused on the fall semester and what instruction will look like for their students. 

Kokanee On A Budget: No Downriggers, No Depth Finder, No Problem

Press Release | Idaho Fish and Game

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Anglers don't have to break the bank to try their hand at kokanee fishing

When people think of kokanee fishing, many envision big boats with state-of-the-art electronics and multiple downriggers. For anglers who haven’t fished for kokanee before, but are interested in trying, this perception can make the barrier to entry seem expensive.

Adding or Extending Outside Liquor Service

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

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As more counties enter Phase 2, the following advisement is meant to help restaurants and other licensees with dining and liquor service.

In order to add or extend outside liquor service, liquor licensees must request floor plan approvals from the WSLCB’s Licensing Division. To start this process, please submit an alteration request application for a spirits/beer/wine or beer/wine restaurant by clicking here. For any other license type allowed outside services, please click here.

Idaho Gas Prices Up Another Eight Cents In A Week, Third Largest Gain In The Country

News Release | AAA Idaho

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All five of the Rockies region states made the Top Ten list for weekly price jumps

BOISE – (June 1, 2020) – Although the national average for gas prices moved just a penny in the last week, things have been much more volatile for Idaho and its Rocky Mountain neighbors.  Gem State pump prices went up another eight cents this week – the third-largest increase in the country.  All five states in the Rockies region (Colorado = +12 cents, Idaho = +8 cents, Utah = +7 cents, Montana = +6 cents, Wyoming = +4 cents) made the top ten list for the biggest price hikes this week.

Kreidler Signs Emergency Order Protecting Consumers From Surprise Billing For Lab Charges

Press Release | WA Office of the Insurance Commissioner

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19. 

Media statement from Secretary of Health John Wiesman

Media Release | WA Department of Health

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 “As Secretary of Health, I am deeply disturbed, saddened and outraged by the violent, senseless death of George Floyd. Communities across Washington state and around the country are responding with an outpouring of anger, frustration and protest as we collectively mourn the loss of yet another Black man killed by a white police officer. In this time of extreme grief and weariness, I want our Black community members and all People of Color to know that the Department of Health is standing with you in solidarity, support and love.

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