Idaho Unemployment Reaches Record High of 11.5 Percent in April

News Release | Idaho Department of Labor

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Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment jumped to 11.5 percent and non-farm payrolls lost 79,500 jobs in April due to the effects of COVID-19.

April’s rate increased nine percentage points from a record low 2.5 percent in March to an all-time high that exceeded record-setting rates of 10.2 percent in December 1982 and the Great Recession peak rate of 9.6 percent in June 2009.

(Lewiston, ID) No Garbage Collection Service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.

Press Release | City Of Lewiston Public Works Department

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There will be no garbage collection service on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 25, 2020. Regular weekly pickup, including
recycling and yard waste, will occur one day later.
The Lewiston Transfer Station and Clearwater Composting will
also be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Risch, Duckworth Lead Bill to Prevent SBA Small Business Loan Program from Shutting Down

News Release | U.S. Senator James E. Risch

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Small Business Lending Continuity Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation, led by U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), will make a technical correction to the CARES Act and prevent the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program from shutting down when the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reaches its authorization cap of $310 billion. The SBA 7(a) program provides small businesses with capital to start or grow a business and is widely used among Idahoans.

Season Cut Short as Warrior Baseball was Heating Up – 2020 Baseball Season Recap

Official News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – The search for the 20th national title is on hold for Lewis-Clark State Baseball. The 2020 season was cut short in the midst of a strong NAIA West run, taking with it the 2020 Avista NAIA World Series. After a rough start to the season, the Warriors picked up the pace with the help of some new bats and breakthrough pitching performances. LC State ended the shortened season with a record of 15-5.

For First Time In 38 Years, Idaho State Government Won’t Borrow Money To Support Cash Flow, Saving Taxpayer Dollars

News Release | ID Gov. Brad Little

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Boise, Idaho – Under the direction of Governor Brad Little and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, the State of Idaho will not borrow money in the bond market to meet anticipated cash flow requirements for the current fiscal year.

Troopers Request The Public's Help Investigating A Motorcycle Crash That Left A Pullman Man Seriously Injured


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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501

Idaho State Police Troopers are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Pullman man hospitalized with serious injuries. As troopers work to piece together what led to the crash, they're asking for the public's help.

What Happened: Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash Saturday May 9, 2020 at 5:07pm on State Highway 3 near milepost 4 in Latah County. They found the driver of a motorcycle had been traveling southbound when he left the roadway. The motorcycle went into a ditch and the driver was thrown. At this time, the driver, a 51 year old man from Pullman is hospitalized in Lewiston. He was wearing a helmet.

As investigating troopers continue to collect evidence, they're asking anyone who may have information on what led to the crash to contact Idaho State Police District 2 office in Lewiston at (208) 750-9300.

ISP at Full Staff to Help Holiday Weekend Travelers Stay Safe

News Release | Idaho State Police

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May 21, 2020 - While Idaho's Stay Healthy Order, currently in Stage 2, continues to recommend folks minimize non-essential travel, the long holiday weekend may be a time some Idahoans choose to responsibly and safely reconnect with family and friends. Idaho State Police Troopers want those traveling through Central Idaho this weekend to know troopers will be out at full staff patrolling roadways from Lewiston to Riggins and beyond, working to keep motorists safe.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan To Start Opening Campgrounds On May 30

News Release | Forest Service Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, IDAHO – Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials say that many developed campgrounds and other recreation sites currently closed for public safety will begin opening at the beginning of Stage 3 of Idaho Governor Brad Little’s Idaho Rebounds Strategy, tentatively scheduled for May 30.

“Mexican Oxy” is Cause of Overdose Situation

PRESS RELEASE | Nez Perce Tribe

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Lapwai, Idaho- On the evening of May 18, 2020, Nez Perce Tribal Police Department (NPTPD) officers were dispatched to respond to reports of a potential overdose situation. Upon arrival, officers discovered two unconscious individuals. One of the individuals was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The other individual had labored breathing and at times would gasp for air. Narcan, a nasal spray that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, including respiratory depression, was provided to both individuals.  They were revived and transported to a local medical facility.


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