Idaho Department of Labor Clears Unemployment Pending Claims Backlog

News Release | Idaho Department of Labor

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The Idaho Department of Labor has cleared the 42,000 unemployment insurance claims that had been pending as of June 6. Issues that remain now are more complicated - such as working to prevent identity theft - and await additional information from claimants or previous employers. 

Highest Gas Prices of the Year May Already Be Behind Us

News Release | AAA Idaho

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After the lowest gasoline demand in April since 1968 – when the name Richard Nixon dominated the headlines – AAA says that continued COVID-19 uncertainty and abundant gasoline stocks throughout the spring and early summer may keep pump prices from returning to where they were at the beginning of the year.

WA State Fire Marshals Office Has Received 265 Reports of Firework Related Incidents This Year

News Release | Washington State Patrol

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The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has received 265 reports of fireworks-related incidents from hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies so far this year. Of the 265 reports received, there were 92 fires and 173 injuries, one of which was a fatality.

WIAA Modifies 2020-2021 Sports Season Calendar

News Release | Washington Interscholastic Activity Association

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The WIAA Executive Board took action on Tuesday to modify the 2020-21 WIAA sports season calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes will create four WIAA-sanctioned seasons and will also move moderate- and high-risk team sports, originally scheduled for the fall season, to the WIAA Season 3.


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