NEWS

May
7, 2020

Voter info: Here’s who’s on the primary election ballot and when it’s due

Ada County elections envelope Idaho is holding an all-absentee ballot election for the May 19 primary. Shown is the return envelope included with an Ada County ballot. Early voting is underway for Idaho’s all-absentee ballot primary election on May 19. Though May 19 is the deadline to register to vote and request a ballot, voters…

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May
7, 2020

The May 19 mail-in primary: What you need to know

Last week, Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced that the May 19 primary for state and local offices will be conducted entirely by mail-in absentee ballot, a safety measure due to the coronavirus. Although Little opted not to change the date of the primary as some states have done, deadlines to…

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May
6, 2020

USDA food purchase benefits potatoes and dairy

WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI/KIDK-A new USDA program will allow the government to purchase $470 million in food during the third quarter of 2020. Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue designated $50 million to buy surplus potatoes and $120 million in surplus dairy. “With sit-down restaurants closed as part of the effort to contain the coronavirus, markets for…

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May
6, 2020

Reader Comment: Political incivility in the time of coronavirus

Covid-19 has revealed daily heroism all around us, extraordinary and everyday heroes who care for our sick, deliver necessary goods, stock our stores and keep our society functioning. The rest of us are doing our parts, too, staying home, social distancing, caring for our families. Not heroic, perhaps, but sacrificing normal life, jobs and in…

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