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More days of declining COVID-19 case reports in Idaho have helped bring the state's seven-day moving average below 250 cases per day, marking an average last seen in September. On Saturday, state and district health officials reported 138 confirmed and 46 probable cases of COVID-19, for a daily total of 184. By Saturday, the statewide seven-day moving average of new confirmed and ...

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Initiatives for an effort to move the Oregon/Idaho border will be on the May 18 ballot in five Oregon counties, according to the group known as 'Move Oregon’s Border'. County clerks have already awarded measure numbers to initiatives in Grant, Malheur, and Sherman counties. The organization …

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LEWISTON - Several miles of US12 east of Kooskia closed Sunday at 4 p.m. (PST) due to a considerable avalanche hazard. Given that the forecast calls for heavy precipitation — including a mix of snow and rain — the closure is anticipated to last for an extended time, according to the Idaho Tr…

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CLARKSTON - On Thursday, February 25, members of the Twin River Special Olympics Washington team will be participating in the 'Freezin' For a Reason' Polar Plunge in support of more than 19,500 Special Olympics Washington athletes! The event is to raise money and bring awareness to Special O…

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Idaho COVID-19 vaccine planners have decided who to put at the front of the line for virus shots. But they are in a pickle as they decide how to structure the rest of the line.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s promised comprehensive immigration legislation hit the Hill on Thursday, but Democrats cautioned that the legislation represents the president’s “vision” for the system and not necessarily a bipartisan package. “It’s our vision of what immigration reform should look like. And it’s a bill we can all be proud of,” Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is ...

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SEATTLE — Snake River spring-summer chinook could be nearly extinct by 2060 and interventions are “desperately needed” to boost survival in every stage of their lives, scientists warn. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Communications Biology, modeled survival of eight populations of wild Snake River Basin spring-summer chinook during the ocean phase of their life, under various ...

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Idaho's coronavirus positivity rate fell for the sixth week in a row and the number of new confirmed cases statewide dipped again Thursday, with the state adding only 210. The testing positivity rate was reported Thursday as just 5.8% for the week of Feb. 7-13, out of 24,627 tests performed. The last time the state's positivity rate was ...

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Mars Perseverance Rover will attempt to make one of the most challenging landings on the Red Planet on Thursday, with a mission to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for the possible return to Earth. And engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California, where the mission is managed, confirmed the spacecraft is ...

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President Biden isn’t ruling out a push for reforming the Senate filibuster rule in order to pass a sweeping immigration plan that would provide a path to citizenship for the millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally, according to administration officials. In a telephone briefing with reporters Wednesday night, administration officials played coy on whether Biden is willing to advocate ...

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Feb. 18—U.S. Capitol Police is investigating a report that Western Idaho's U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher allegedly assaulted an officer at the Capitol building, a congressional reporter said Wednesday. Huffington Post's Matt Fuller, who covers Congress, tweeted that police on Wednesday interviewed him about an incident he witnessed involving Fulcher at the metal detectors outside the House floor on ...

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The MAGA world’s favorite social media platform is back. Parler, a right-wing alternative to Twitter, relaunched itself Monday, a month after it was effectively ousted from the internet for failing to regulate false and offensive content. “Our team came together, determined to keep our promise to our highly engaged community that we would return stronger than ever,” Parler interim CEO Mark ...

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LEWISTON - According to the National Weather Service, snowfall totals in Lewiston far exceeded previous records for February 15. As of late yesterday, 3.7 inches of snow was reported for the day, and snow continued to fall.

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LEWISTON - Just before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Lewiston Police received a call from operators at Sirius XM that a 2020 Infinity QX80 was involved in a crash at 1020 Snake River Avenue. Police were not able to immediately locate a vehicle. Officers eventually found the car at the Mountain Dew Sk…

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LEWISTON - Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston, posted a message on his Facebook page on Thursday in response to U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams. In the statement, von Ehlinger called Simpson a “traitor” and demanded his resignation.

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EMMETT, Idaho — The two dozen demonstrators pressed against the emergency room doors, screaming to be let in. “Show us the law!” they chanted. “Let Grandma out!” one shouted. They had descended on Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, the evening of Jan. 29 to protest the quarantine of Gayle Meyer, a 74-year-old patient who had refused to take a test for the coronavirus. ...

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PULLMAN - The sound of a smoke alarm awakened two residents of a mobile home in the Skyline estates in Pullman early Thursday morning and according to firefighters probably saved their lives. One firefighter received minor smoke inhalation and was taken by ambulance to Pullman Regional Hospi…

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OROFINO, ID - According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, just before 10:00 a.m. on Monday, a 2002 Suzuki XK7, owned by John Wood Jr. of Orofino, and operated by a female juvenile with one male juvenile passenger, both from Orofino, were involved in a crash approximately 1.3 miles u…

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WASHINGTON — A divided U.S. Senate voted largely along party lines on Tuesday to move ahead with Donald Trump's impeachment trial on a charge of inciting the deadly assault on the Capitol, but conviction appears unlikely barring a major shift among Republicans.

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Citing last week's crash that claimed the lives of three Idaho National Guard pilots, a U.S. senator is calling for an investigation into the recent string of fatal crashes involving Black Hawk helicopters. In a letter dated Friday to newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, asked the new Pentagon chief to investigate.

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LEWISTON - The 43rd annual Seaport River Run is moving forward in 2021 with a little twist to keep everyone safe, by going virtual. The virtual fun run will have the same options of 5k and 10k.

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LEWISTON - A southern Idaho Congressman is pushing a plan that includes breaching the four lower Snake River dams. Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson is proposing the creation of a $32 billion “Columbia Basin Fund” for salmon recovery and restructuring of the Pacific Northwest, which would include $150…

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