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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed a final decision this week to construct and maintain a system of up to 11,000 miles of strategically placed fuel breaks to control wildfires within a 223 million-acre area in portions of California, Idaho, Nevada, Orego…

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BOISE, ID - There are now at least 894 confirmed COVID-19 cases across Idaho. Yesterday alone, Idaho's case count climbed by 222. There have been 9 deaths in the state, 2 among Nez Perce County residents. 56 have been hospitalized. Test results have been reported for 8,000 total Idaho residents.

MOSCOW - The University of Idaho is rallying in different ways to help the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some of the ways U of I students, faculty and staff are answering the call include the production of 3D-Printed respirator masks, and cloth masks for hospitals among …

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COTTONWOOD - On or about Tuesday, March 31, two White-tailed deer were shot and left to waste near American Bar, just east of Cottonwood, ID, close to the banks of Main Salmon River. The area is a popular recreation site. Local residents are extremely concerned by this senseless act; especia…

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NEW MEADOWS, ID - According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, a man suspected of shooting at two deputies on Sunday is still at large. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Police are seeking information leading to the arrest and capture of William “Bill” Pearle James, for th…

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BOISE, ID - Health officials say Idaho now has 672 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Including the first case for Latah County reported Wednesday. There are now 13 known cases in the Public Health Idaho North Central District, including 10 in Nez Perce County and 2 in Idaho County. 9 have died in Id…

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MOSCOW, ID - An 18-year-old student who moved out of the University of Idaho residence halls on Sunday, tested positive with COVID-19 on Wednesday in Canyon County. According to the university, he was on campus last week. The student is experiencing mild symptoms and is recovering at home. T…

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BOISE, ID - Idahoans will vote in the May primary exclusively from home using absentee ballots. If you want to vote in the election, you will need to request your ballot online at Idahovotes.gov or contact your local county clerk.

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MOSCOW, ID - The Idaho North Central District of Public Health has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Latah County. There are now twelve confirmed cases of COVID-19 in north central Idaho district, which covers five counties in the region.

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BOISE, ID - In response to the Tuesday evening earthquake, centered in Southern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Lands Division of Minerals, Public Trust, and Oil and Gas has conducted initial checks on oil and gas wells in Payette County, near the quake epicenter. No initial problems have bee…

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LEWISTON, ID - Idaho North Central District health officials have confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in Idaho County. There are now eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the five counties that make up the north central Idaho health district.

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LEWISTON, ID - At 3:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Lewiston Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 420 Preston Avenue. First arriving fire crews found an unattached shop fully involved with fire and were able to knock down the fire within 15 minutes. The shop and all contents …

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LEWISTON, ID - Reports from all over the region began to pour into Big Country News just before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  People from Boise to Canada say they felt the 6.5 magnitude quake that was centered in southern Idaho, about 45 miles west of Challis, at 4:52 p.m.

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LEWISTON -  The Lewiston School District has announced that in addition to the “Grab & Go” Meal Sites already operating at Jenifer Junior High, Sacajawea Junior High and McGhee Elementary, beginning on Thursday, April 2, the district will be delivering meals to various bus stops.

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BOISE, ID - Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Monday there will be no change in Idaho’s primary election date of May 19. The election will be conducted by mail pursuant to the existing laws for absentee voting due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

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LEWISTON - On Monday, March 30, the Moneysaver of the Lewis-Clark Valley announced in a statement that this week's issue will be their last. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, the Lewis-Clark Valley Moneysaver and Printshop will close their doors. 

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LEWISTON, ID - As you may have heard, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has suspended the sale of their famous cookies at booths in front of grocery stores and events. But you can still get your fill of the legendary treats. Sales have been moved to a digital store, wh…

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LEWISTON, ID - In a Friday press release, Royal Plaza Health and Rehabilitation in Lewiston said the facility currently has a resident that has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is being cared for under isolation precautions consistent with recommendations from state and federal hea…

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LEWISTON - The Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Nez Perce County. The individual was over the age of 80 with age-related health issues. This was a previously confirmed case that was being investigated prior t…

MOSCOW - City of Moscow Fire Officials have cancelled the spring open burning season based on recommendations from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Lands, and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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KOOSKIA, ID - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the March 15 burgla…

LENORE, ID - Just before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Idaho State Police and medics responded to an injury crash on US12 at milepost 29, near Lenore. According to police, a silver 2005 Toyota Corolla was being driven by 54-year-old Bart Walker, of Orofino. Police say Walker failed to maintain the …

BOISE - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is asking the public to refrain from all nonessential open burning activities if possible as communities respond to the spread of the novel coronavir…

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LEWISTON - The Idaho North Central District of Public Health (PH-INCD) has now confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Nez Perce County. All of these patients are over the age of 70. This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in north central Idaho to five. PH-INC…

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