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Friday  8/14/20

Friday 8/14/20

Friday 8/14/20 Idaho reported 498 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the state’s total cases to 26,631. FIVE deaths were reported Thursday, all in Ada County, raising the state’s total deaths, due to the virus, to 251.   Thursday 8/13/20 Idaho reported 538 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total of cases to 26,133.…

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Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows

Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows

  Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows even with a slight bump up over the last week. U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week but remained at historically low levels. The key 30-year loan stayed below 3%. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year home loan increased to…

Idaho Long-term Care Facilities Need Workers

Idaho Long-term Care Facilities Need Workers

  Idaho’s long-term care facilities are facing massive shortages in labor, putting some near the brink of closure. The Idaho Health Care Association estimated Thursday that Idaho’s elder care facilities need at least 1,500 caregivers, 750 nurses and 500 other support staff. Robert Vande Merwe, with the Idaho Health Care Association says, people don’t realize…

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Tracking West Nile virus

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Tracking West Nile virus

  The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District needs help from the public in decreasing the risk of spreading West Nile virus. The virus was detected in mosquitoes in Nampa on Aug. 6th. The Idaho Press reports, the district has tested 928 pools in the county this season for West Nile virus and seven have tested…

Ada County Home Sales Break Records

Ada County Home Sales Break Records

  Ada County’s housing market was a wild one for prospective homebuyers in July, as inventory levels and sales prices continued to break records. Ada County’s median sales price for new and existing single-family homes reached $390,000 in July. Boise Regional Realtors says housing inventory bottomed out at 743 available units. Closed sales hit a…

Petition to Recall Governor Brad Little Fails

Petition to Recall Governor Brad Little Fails

  The effort by some Idahoans to recall Gov. Brad Little after he issued a stay-home order in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic was unsuccessful. Organizers filed a certified petition in June with the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office to recall Little, but that was just the first step in the process of…

Ada County Commissioners approves fiscal year 2021 budget

Ada County Commissioners approves fiscal year 2021 budget

  Ada County Commissioners on Tuesday approved its fiscal year 2021 budget set at over $284 million dollars. In the budget, the Idaho Press reports, funds will be used to help staff a second driver’s license location, add two deputies to patrol the eastern part of the county (including Lucky Peak), improve communication for emergency…

Coach Bryan Harsin talks to local media about the Broncos’ postponed season

Coach Bryan Harsin talks to local media about the Broncos’ postponed season

  The Boise State 2020 football season was postponed after the Mountain West Conference canceled all fall sports on Monday. Head football coach Bryan Harsin met with local media – and says the news was disappointing for Harsin but not totally unexpected. “Once football begins, the distancing and the way you have to prepare, it’s…

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