SPOKANE, Wash. — The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be delayed or performed remotely.

As we enter 2021, most of us are anxiously awaiting a happier year ahead. Traditionally, we mark the fresh calendar year with New Year’s resolutions to keep us hopeful and motivated — particularly when it comes to our finances.

Melodie Rydalch of Salt Lake City, a former resident of Rexburg, retired last week after a 34-year career working with members of Congress and in the United States Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City.

The coronavirus pandemic created severe difficulties for many businesses. From government-mandated shutdowns to customers staying home to limit the spread of the virus, 2020 was not an easy year for sales. Even some of the most well-known retail giants were not immune to plunging revenue. Id…

IDAHO FALLS – As talks of a new stimulus package continue, Bank of Idaho has announced the opening of a waitlist for Idaho businesses interested in securing funds as part of the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

NEW YORK — Clothing stores and specialty retailers are offering big discounts and heavily promoting curbside pickup in hopes of rescuing a lackluster holiday shopping season in which surging coronavirus cases have kept many shoppers at home.

Melaleuca has announced it will be expanding its operations with a planned 508,000-square-foot distribution center in Kansas City, Mo. It is expected to open in early 2022.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s policymakers face an unusual conundrum as they meet this week: A short-term economic outlook that is worsening even while the longer-term picture is brightening thanks to the emergence of coronavirus vaccines.

Earlier this year, Idahoan Foods hired 100 new employees after the company saw a 250% increase in sales. Starting this week, Idahoan Foods is looking to hire another 70 employees as demand for non-perishable food products has continued throughout the pandemic. The Idaho Falls-based company i…

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control.

KALISPELL, Mont. — As the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every industry differently, sawlog prices in Montana are reaching record levels, said F.H. Stoltze Land and Resource Manager Paul McKenzie.

LongHorn Steakhouse officially opened its doors at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 245 Houston Circle. Prior to its opening, people sat in the parking lot that afternoon eagerly waiting to get in.

The governor’s office has announced the launch of Idaho’s Youth Apprenticeship program. The program’s goal is to both provide opportunities to young people and improve the state’s shortage of skilled laborers.

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Fall River board member earns national certificationFall River Electric board member Anna Lindstedt, of Driggs, recently earned her Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate (CCD) from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, which represents more than 900 consumer-owned, not…

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump’s administration: Watch your step if you want to keep doing business with the federal government.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Pacific Northwest law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Power utility and its parent company, claiming they failed to shut down its power lines despite historically high winds and extremely dangerous wildfire conditions.

I.F. Chamber of Commerce board elects Sara Prentice as chairwomanThe Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce board of directors has elected Sara Prentice of Idaho National Laboratory as its new board chairwoman.

The Associated Press reports that shares in the company that owns the Regal, Cineworld and Picturehouse movie theaters fell as much as 58% after it said it will temporarily close the venues because delays to the latest James Bond film left it with few blockbusters to attract customers during…

EICAP puts on residents’ rights roadshow for assisted livingEastern Idaho Community Action Partnership will be putting on a roadshow for residents living in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. It will kick off at noon on Thursday at Broadway Fields Assisted Living. The roadshow w…