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Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Gov. Brad Little issued a stinging rebuke to Republican lawmakers Friday, saying they were playing a “shameful” game that threatens the state’s pandemic recovery by trying to repeal Idaho’s emergency declaration.


Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

During a Friday news conference called earlier that morning, Gov. Brad Little sharply criticized fellow Republicans in the legislature pushing to limit emergency declarations to 30 days. Earlier in the week, state lawmakers in the House approved a bill that would allow the legislature to call itself back into session without the governor's approval. 

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Gov. Brad Little used the opening moments of his third state of the state address to condemn the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week that has so far left five people dead.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s congressional delegation condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a mob of pro-Trump extremists staged an insurrection while lawmakers debated the electoral college vote.


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What a year 2020 has been. For this special end-of-year edition of the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, we'll look back on what happened before COVID-19 first arrived in the Gem State and everything that happened since those first few days of the pandemic. From a rocky legislative session to racial justice protests and an historic general election, it's a packed hour of analysis from our journalist partners.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

During a tense and emotional press conference Thursday, Gov. Brad Little laid out in grim detail the direction Idaho is heading as hospitals near their limits, though he took no additional action to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

 

The pandemic, which could conceivably have brought our country together, has instead contributed to our growing political divides. According to a paper by the Brookings Institute, partisan affiliation is often the strongest single predictor of behavior and attitudes about COVID-19. Political affiliation is even more powerful than local infection rates or demographic characteristics when it comes to how folks will respond to the recommendations from health experts. 

Idaho Statesman

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is rolling Idaho back to a modified version of Stage 2 pandemic restrictions and calling up the National Guard to prop up a teetering healthcare system amid skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the state.

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Overwhelming demand has prompted state officials to close the application deadline for Gov. Brad Little’s Strong Families, Strong Students program more than a month early. All paperwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday Nov. 6.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Gov. Brad Little told the business community Thursday that Idaho is at a critical fork in the road when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Callers from around the state spent 40 minutes Tuesday once again asking Gov. Brad Little why he won’t implement a statewide mask mandate.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Gov. Brad Little is yanking Idaho backwards to a modified third phase of his reopening plan, as hospitals say they’re on the brink of not being able to catch up with a surge of coronavirus cases that show little sign of slowing.


Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Gov. Brad Little is walking back comments he made last week that he would not reverse a one-time, $200 million cut to state agencies, even though Idaho is expecting its largest budget surplus in history.


Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Idaho could end up with a tax surplus of more than half a billion dollars by the end of next June if economic projections hold up, despite a new rally in coronavirus cases across the state and more than 500 deaths.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

A resurgence in coronavirus cases, along with persistently elevated hospitalizations is keeping Idaho from fully graduating out of the governor’s reopening plan.


Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Coronavirus cases have begun spiking statewide in Idaho again after the Labor Day holiday and people continuing to hold get-togethers with family and friends, according to public health officials.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

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

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

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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