Stay-home stories: Alisha Anderson

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Alisha Anderson, cosmetologist at Bling Salon in Hayden, said when the shutdown began, she felt paralyzed. “At first I was depressed and scared, because you don’t know if someone’s a carrier of coronavirus, and you question whether you already have it. And then it was scary because I have no money, and I wondered ‘how long can I go without …

Stay-home stories: Tina Bui & Ylan Salon and Spa

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“I love doing nails,” Tina Bui says. “I love the interaction with the clients, and I learn so much from people. I just love what I do.” But at the moment, Tina and her five employees are completely out of work.  Tina’s Ylan Salon and Spa has been shut down for nearly six weeks, and “by the time we open, …

Stay-home stories: Michael Wendt & Wendt Pottery

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Michael Wendt started Wendt’s Pottery in 1973, after a life-changing experience. Mike was working on a masters degree when he decided to take an elective pottery course. “It was a moment of instant affinity,” Mike described. “I hadn’t realized what was missing from my life.”  The pottery business has been good to Mike and, at 72 years old, he runs …

Urge Gov. Brad Little to call a special session to give Idahoans tax relief

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By Lindsay Atkinson & Fred Birnbaum Gov. Brad Little needs to call the Idaho Legislature back to Boise so that the $1.25 billion the state received from the federal government in response to COVID-19 can be properly allocated toward tax relief.  Little appointed a Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, which is reviewing options for spending the money. But the committee is …

BREAKING: Meridian mom arrested for playdate protest

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A Meridian woman has been arrested for trespassing on a Meridian playground Tuesday afternoon. According to a witness, Sara Walton Brady, a pro-freedom activist from Meridian was arrested by the city police. The witness told Idaho Freedom Foundation that officers threatened to give trespassing citations to everyone involved in the playdate protest. Updates below: (updated at 11:05 pm, April 21) …