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

Caldwell Man Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Trafficking Methamphetamine Near a School

United States Attorney | District of Idaho

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BOISE – Francisco Martinez Campos, 57, of Caldwell, was sentenced in U.S. District
Court to 90 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute near a
school, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye
also ordered Campos serve eight years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
Campos pleaded guilty to the charge on December 18, 2019.

Clarkston High School Air Force JROTC Receives 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award

News Release from Clarkston School District

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CLARKSTON, WA – Unit WA-20021 at Charles Francis Adams High School (Clarkston High School) has been selected as one of 387 units to receive the 2019-2020 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.


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