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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

    BOISE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced it will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.

    BOISE — “There’s a lot of good conservative legislation in the building, but it’s not being allowed to go through,” said Dist. 7A Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird. “Bringing light to the whole social justice curriculum in schools is a slow process,” she said, during an interview last We…

      To honor veterans, military and their families, AARP Idaho is now offering free, new career tools that are especially designed for older veterans and military personnel. The Gem State is home to some 122,000 vets, according to the latest data from the National Center for Veterans Analysis an…

      BOISE -- Idaho Governor Brad Little held a press conference emphasizing the need to accept almost $5 billion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the federal government to invest in Idaho’s future.

      BOISE -- Senate Joint Memorial 103, which acknowledges the four dams on the Snake River as multipurpose and beneficial to the state of Idaho while condemning their removal, was passed in Senate on Tuesday this week.

      BOISE -- The Idaho Press Club hosted a virtual breakfast where Governor Brad Little answered many questions highlights on the recently killed House Bill 226, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.

      BOISE — When another pandemic strikes, who should have the power to close schools? Local school boards should, according to two bills passed by the Idaho Senate last week. The bills are en route to Gov. Brad Little to sign into law that take closure authority away from public health district…

      The Idaho Joint Democratic Caucus held a news conference on Wednesday explaining the concerns of the minority party whit what it describes as a Republican “power grab” that has filled the legislative session thus far.

      BOISE — Residents within North Central Idaho have already started seeing improvements to broadband Internet, thanks to infrastructure additions implemented across the region late last year. More work is planned for this year, through a $35 million bill to be brought before a house committee …

      BOISE — Legislative efforts to end the governor’s COVID-19 emergency orders received a rebuke from Gov. Brad Little last Friday, who said Idaho’s response to the coronavirus would be greatly hindered and called the actions “harmful.” In response, the House Republican Caucus replied in a stat…

        Senator Carl Crabtree, Rep. Priscilla Giddings and former Rep. Paul Shepherd, all of District 7, were among a total 94 legislators named Ag All Stars by Food Producers of Idaho (FPI) based upon their voting records on selected pieces of legislation in the 2020 Idaho Legislative Session.

          BOISE — The Department of Finance (DOF) responded to nearly 200 consumer complaints in fiscal year 2020 restoring approximately $39,000 to consumers, as well as pursuing securities enforcement actions resulting in restitution, recission, and judgments exceeding $10 million dollars, and penal…

          BOISE — The state’s agenda is full and lawmakers are engaged in the 66th regular session of the Idaho Legislature, which began Jan. 11. Speaking to their return, the session’s highlights and their own goals, Senator Carl Crabtree (R, Grangeville) and Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R, White Bird) s…

          While several agencies and counties across the United States have decided against a PIT (Point In Time) homeless count for 2021 due to COVID-19, Idaho will still participate, although it may be a bit different this year.

          The Idaho National Guard is deploying 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington D.C. to assist during the transition of power from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration.

            The Idaho National Guard is sending approximately 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., to assist district and federal agencies with the presidential inauguration set for next Wednesday, Jan. 20. These guardsmen will augment the Washington D.C. National Guard and serve in support of t…

              Nearly 18,500 Idaho families are receiving grants to assist with their children’s education through Governor Brad Little’s Strong Families, Strong Students (SFSS) program. Funded with $50 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars, the SFSS grants will benefit nearly 24,600 Idaho students.

              Idaho Fish and Game and University of Idaho researchers began a multi-year moose research project in early 2020. Adult survival so far has been better than expected, but populations are still declining in the long term. They hope more research will provide clues on how to help Idaho’s larges…

                According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.

                  The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for regular state unemployment insurance benefits increased 2 percent for the week ending Nov. 14, to 8,310, up 167 more than the previous week. The four-week moving average for continued claims increased slightly – from 8,127 for the week e…

                  While official results are pending from the 2020 general election, so far, what is certain is Idaho County voters beat a path to the polls — whether in person or by mail-in ballots — this month.

                  ISP’s Regional Communications Centers are now using the agency’s district Twitter accounts to alert the public to vehicle collisions or hazardous road conditions that may have a significant impact on public safety or traffic flow. This is part of ISP’s effort to increase the efficiency of ho…

                  Have you ever thought, I don’t want to end up in the hospital with a bunch of tubes keeping me alive? If that’s the case, have you written this down so your desires are clear to family or friends? Who do you want to make decisions about your medical care if you become incapacitated and can’t…

                    Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced.

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