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Idaho News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Idaho due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Idaho due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 9, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 24, 2020 - Discusses the digital divide which is accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights efforts to close the gap in rural America. Leaders at Lockhart Independent School District in Texas installed seven booster towers outside each of its schools to beam internet into every home in a 300-mile radius. A local internet company in rural Idaho installed new fiber-optic lines to bring broadband into a neighboring town.
Source: NPR

Last Updated: 5/13/2020