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April 9, 2020 1:24 p.m.

No new COVID-19 cases confirmed today

For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Idaho’s five northernmost counties.

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April 9, 2020 12:08 p.m.

Idaho unemployment claims jump again amid virus outbreak

BOISE (AP) — Another 31,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the state economy shed thousands of jobs for the third consecutive week, officials said Thursday.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

When the going gets tough, the tough stay home

When the going gets tough, the tough listen to health care professionals and stay home. Meanwhile, wussies spread disinformation and complain to the governor.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Litehouse CEO shines light on local food business needs during COVID-19

Litehouse CEO and President Kelly Prior answered questions about the challenges his employees and other local businesses are facing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Little, health officials working to protect us all

Dear Rep. Scott:

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Woman killed in U.S. 95 crash identified

CAREYWOOD — Idaho State Police have identified the motorist who was killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 on Tuesday as Jasmine G. Dandurand.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County gas prices show decline

SANDPOINT — Bonner County’s gas prices have finally dipped below the $2 per gallon mark.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

City using PPE for fire, police

Sandpoint City Council’s special meeting on April 8 was brief, updating the public on this week’s changes related to COVID-19. As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday no new cases have been reported in Bonner County, keeping the city at a phase three approach or no community transmission of the novel coronavirus in all three cases reported in the area.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Let community gather on Easter Sunday

Since I understand that Sandpoint city officials are looking for ways in coordination with Governor Brad Little’s office to put Sandpoint back work, given three non-fatal coronavirus cases in Bonner and Boundary counties as of yesterday, here is one simple action.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

During lockdown, think about how to help others

Twenty-one days of stay at home. How about 21 days of no climate change, guns at the Festival, or political statements? How about 21 days of remembering the large economic divide in this community and figuring out a way to help those in need? It’s not a handout, it’s about paying for rent or food.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Late night sermon (and paraphernalia) net $300 fine

COEUR d’ALENE — Steven R. Raschko’s lunar prophecies induced by marijuana resulted in an overnight stay in the Kootenai County jail, police said.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

FPC invites area to worship online

Pastor Andy Kennaly and members of First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint invite the community to Facebook LIVE events today, April 9 and Sunday, April 12.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

How are liquor, tobacco stores deemed essential?

Everyone has different priorities on what they find essential. As a running store and the virus goes, we are doing the best we can with abiding by the order that Governor Brad Little placed on the state.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

IBE project seeks used laptops for students

A statewide nonprofit of more than 200 business leaders is determined to get computers and internet service into the hands of Idaho’s students.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

No new COVID-19 cases

SANDPOINT — The statewide tally of confirmed novel coronavirus increased by 22 cases on Wednesday, although the Panhandle Health District reported no new cases in Bonner and Kootenai counties.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

The relative merits of safety versus freedom

COVID-19 and the corresponding government response to it have initiated some important discussions for our community regarding the relative merits of our safety versus freedom.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Rights of a few shouldn’t override the rights of majority

An open letter to Mr. Wheeler and Sheriff Wheeler:

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

If Idaho Legislature fails to act, judicial action may be needed

Perhaps we all need to study Articles 1, 2, 4 and 10 of the Idaho Constitution. Safety is great, but so is liberty and freedom enshrined in our Constitution. There is much debate and even discontent surrounding Governor Little’s emergency order and with the sheriff’s letter and public comments about that order.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

State parks see waves of WA visitors

If you go, be cool, follow the rules

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