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Idaho Bucks Trend Of Opening Up Special Enrollment Period For Health Insurance

Idaho’s health insurance marketplace is the only state-based exchange in the country that hasn’t opened a special enrollment period for its residents seeking coverage amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Initial jobless claims in Idaho jumped 143% last week, after increasing 1,200% the week before. 

Most colleges across the country have closed campuses. But as classes go online, not every student can pick up and head home. Tizee Kasetet is a sophomore at the College of Idaho. “I'm from Namibia in southern Africa,” he said.

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With the banning of large public gatherings, arts organizations, like Ballet Idaho, have been trying to reach their audiences online.

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State officials have taken down an online form that anyone could’ve used to report businesses that weren’t following Gov. Brad Little’s (R) stay-at-home order.

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Americans bought millions of guns in March, apparently driven by fears of the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Idaho’s upcoming May primary will move to an all absentee ballot election next month to avoid transmitting the coronavirus, which will push back the results until June.

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Many Idahoans are adapting to their new, more secluded lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions are having to connect digitally to help stay sober.

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As we continue to cover the coronavirus pandemic, we know many of you have questions and concerns about how to stay healthy and how to protect your community. The best way to answer those questions with facts is to bring on Idaho’s medical experts. 

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Ammon Bundy is holding court in a chilly warehouse by the railroad tracks in rural Emmett, Idaho. Yes, that Ammon Bundy.

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Some of the nation's top polluters are now running on the honor system after the Environmental Protection Agency last week announced relaxed enforcement of environmental regulations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: April 3, 2020

This week was packed (there was that earthquake , changes to how the May 19 primary will be run, and getting homeless Idahoans tested for COVID-19).

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