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High coronavirus hospitalization rates are still preventing Idaho from fully graduating out of his reopening plan.

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With Labor Day behind us, Idahoans are wondering how they can celebrate the next major holiday safely, as the question of what to do with Halloween is a touchy subject.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Gov. Brad Little wants to use about $150 million in federal coronavirus aid money to restore cuts made to K-12 education in Idaho and issue grants to families.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s surprising surge in tax revenue the past two months stands in stark contrast to most of the country where the coronavirus pandemic has torn state budgets to shreds.

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For the sixth time since mid-June, Gov. Brad Little is keeping Idaho in Stage 4 of his reopening plan due to overall elevated hospitalization numbers statewide.

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A new survey of Idaho nonprofits reveals that an overwhelming majority — more than 90% — of charitable organizations are in support of Governor Brad Little issuing a mask mandate, either statewide or a mandate for communities with high COVID-19 infection rates.

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Governor Brad Little said Friday, while COVID-19 metrics like case numbers and hospitalizations have improved recently, the state will remain in 'Stage 4' of its reopening plan.

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Gov. Brad Little says he will call a special legislative session in Boise later this month, but it’s unclear what lawmakers will take up.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an Idaho ballot initiative campaign from collecting online signatures for the foreseeable future, putting the group’s entire effort in jeopardy.

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For the third time, Gov. Brad Little has pushed pause on Idaho fully moving out of the final stage of his reopening plan as spread of the coronavirus has increased across five of the state’s largest counties.


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

During a telephone town hall Tuesday hosted by AARP Idaho, multiple callers raised questions about the seriousness of the coronavirus or the reliability of the data with Gov. Brad Little.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

While Idaho is experiencing its sharpest spike in coronavirus cases of the entire pandemic, Gov. Brad Little is pushing for K-12 schools to re-open for in-person instruction this fall.


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A surge in new coronavirus cases is keeping most of Idaho locked into Stage 4 of Gov. Brad Little’s reopening plan for at least another couple of weeks.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

When he launched Idaho’s phased reopening plan in April, Gov. Brad Little said if cases of coronavirus in Idaho spiked, the entire state could move back through these four different stages. That no longer appears to be the case.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

After fewer businesses than expected applied for help from the state to weather the recent coronavirus shutdown, Idaho is using up to $100 million of that money to push people to go back to work.

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Our Reporter Roundtable has shares fresh perspectives and stories you might have missed from around the Gem State this week.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Idaho is forging ahead in its reopening plan, but Gov. Brad Little said the state nearly missed the benchmarks needed to move forward. 

“We almost did not make it to stage four this week,” Little said in a press conference Thursday.

 

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Governor Brad Little said in early May that it had been weeks since he’d spoken to Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin. But on Tuesday, McGeachin joined Gov. Little and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen for the first time during a weekly COVID-19 town hall.

 

Courtesy of St. Luke's Health System

Idaho’s wishlist for expanding coronavirus testing is long. But since releasing a testing strategy more than a week ago, the state hasn’t provided much clarity on how it will get all the tests it will need.

 

 

 

Idaho Statesman

Gov. Brad Little is moving ahead with entering the third phase of his reopening plan, despite a recent uptick in confirmed cases.

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Today on the Reporter Roundtable: Boise State Public Radio’s Heath Druzin and The Idaho Press’s Betsy Russell and Margaret Carmel join Idaho Matters to talk about stage two of reopening the state — which begins tomorrow — plus Governor Brad Little’s controversial move to open bars two weeks early. 

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Governor Brad Little announced the state will be moving into Phase Two of reopening tomorrow, which means dine-in services are back on the menu for Idahoans.

 


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Gov. Brad Little is relaxing several restrictions on residents and businesses as Idaho moves into the second phase of his reopening plan starting Saturday.


COURTESY OF ST. LUKE'S HEALTH SYSTEM

Being able to test everyone who needs it and alert contacts of positive coronavirus cases that they might've been exposed is key, as states begin to open up and people move around more, health officials say.

 

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