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North Idaho business owners are suing public health officials over a mandatory mask order in Kootenai County passed last month.

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As face mask mandates show up across Idaho, there are reports of people displaying fake cards claiming they are exempt from wearing masks.


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The Southwest District Health board meeting was cancelled about half an hour after it was supposed to begin 8:30 a.m Thursday morning "due to safety concerns," according to a press release from the health district.

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First, it was cleaning products. Then, toilet paper. Now, sales of alcohol and video games are skyrocketing. All of these are no coincidence to Niusha Jones, a marketing professor at Boise State University.


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The City of Ketchum became the latest community to mandate face masks in public, with a 3-1 vote Monday night. Moscow, Hailey, Driggs, McCall and Boise made the move last week.