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BOISE - Memorial Day travel is expected to be back in a big way this year. AAA is predicting that more than 37 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for a holiday getaway, and 202,000 Idahoans will be among them. That’s a 60 percent increase over 2020, but 13 percent less…

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WASHINGTON – A sharp increase in the number of voters from the youngest two generations helped President Joe Biden win the 2020 election, according to a new study from a Democratic analytics firm, boosting him over former President Donald Trump despite the incumbent’s high levels of support among seniors. The report, published Monday by the Democratic firm Catalist, found that millennial and ...

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An estimated one-third of Idaho’s population was infected by the COVID-19 virus as of late February, according to one highly regarded data scientist’s model. And now, more than one-third of Idaho’s population, has been vaccinated against it.

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BOISE — The sweeping property tax legislation that the Idaho Legislature introduced and passed in three days last week rests on a major assumption: That local elected officials in Idaho have only one interest, and that’s to increase their budgets.

WALLA WALLA, WA - The Walla Walla District’s Levee Safety Team has won the 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Team of the Year. The award, given by Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recognizes the best levee safety team in the nation for that year.

WASHINGTON D.C. - On Monday, May 10, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15 years old. Pfizer had previously received authorization for use in individuals 16 and older in December 2020.

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BOISE - The number of burn permits issued averages about 18,000 a year in Idaho, and that number continues to rise, according to the Idaho Department of Lands. Burn permits are required May 10 - October 20 each year and issued by the Department of Lands.

BOISE - Despite the nationwide pandemic, the number of cybersecurity job openings in Idaho saw a 28% increase in 2020 with an estimated 1,200 available postings through the course of the year. Since 2015, openings for cybersecurity jobs have grown by 160%, sustained by accelerating demand ac…

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BOISE — There once was a time when Democrats had power — real power — in Idaho. That time was not so long ago. For years until 1960, Idaho Democrats controlled the Legislature. From 1971 to 1995, Idaho had Democratic governors. The last great year for the Idaho Democratic Party was 1991 when the Senate was split 21-21. The House had 56 Republicans and 28 Democrats. In those days, the two parties were forced to talk and work together on issues.

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China's space agency says a core segment of its Long March 5B rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and most of it had burned up early Sunday. Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked the tumbling rocket part, said on Twitter, "An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. It appears China won its gamble… But it was still ...

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The public health and economic toll the coronavirus pandemic caused are well documented. Perhaps less understood are the social impacts. According to a report from Pew Research Center, young adults in the United States were more likely to be living with at least one parent in July 2020 than at any time since the Great […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would crack down on self-assembled “ghost guns,” a measure promised by the White House last month as part of a larger effort to curb mass shootings and community bloodshed.

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While it continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington's restaurant industry is worried about legislation it fears could significantly increase the cost of takeout, which has become the primary — and for some, only — type of business. Starting in January, restaurants would be limited in their ability to provide single-use plastic forks, spoons, knives or straws unless a ...

PULLMAN - After a year of virtual and hybrid school, canceled activities, and limited social interaction, Pullman-area youth have something to look forward to this summer: the in-person Cougar Kids Camp.

MOSCOW - The City of Moscow began testing wastewater for the presence of COVID-19 in May of 2020. As COVID-19 variants started to spread in the U.S., the City initiated a variant testing routine, with the first results received on April 13, 2021. This test indicated that the United Kingdom (…

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LEWISTON - As Teacher Appreciation Week wraps up, some of the students and parents at All Saints Catholic School would like to give a special shoutout to all the teachers, aides and assistants that put in the time and effort to make it all happen.

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A sixth-grade girl shot two students and a custodian at an Idaho middle school before she was disarmed by a teacher Thursday morning, local officials said, in what the superintendent called a school district's "worst nightmare."

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The worldwide COVID-19 death toll is more than double the official count of 3.24 million, a controversial new study estimates, and the U.S. is no exception. More than 905,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S., 57% more than the official tally, researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said Thursday in a new analysis. That’s more than ...

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