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New hurdle for COVID-19 home testing – the holiday season

Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests performed by Abbott and QuickVue home tests performed by Quidel are shown for sale on Monday, November 15, 2021, at a CVS store in Lakewood, Washington, south of Seattle. After weeks of shortages, retailers like CVS say they now have a sufficient supply of rapid COVID-19 test kits, but […]

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Defense chief vows to counter Iran during visit to Bahrain

FILE – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington . Austin, the top US defense official, will pledge on Saturday (November 20) to prevent Iran from obtaining […]

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US clears exploratory gold mine in eastern Idaho

BOISE, Idaho A Canadian mining company that hopes to build an open-pit gold mine in Idaho, west of Yellowstone National Park, may resume exploratory drilling, the US Forest Service said on Friday. The agency said it has approved Excellon Idaho Gold’s Kilgore gold exploration project in Clark County’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Excellon Idaho is a […]

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Protections for birds of the west will have a new look under Biden

FILE – In this file photo from April 20, 2013, a male Greater Sage-Grouse performs mating rituals for a female grouse, not shown, on a lake outside of Walden, Colorado. The Biden administration is considering new measures to protect the land bird that was once found across much of the western United States. It has […]

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Independent websites team up to boost rural journalism

This image shows the logo of the Institute for Nonprofit News which establishes the Rural News Network for news about rural America. (Institute for Nonprofit News via AP) PA NEW YORK Several independent websites are joining forces to create a news network on rural America, hoping to fill a void created in areas hard hit […]

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Duquesne, Northeastern encounter in the US Virgin Islands

ST. THOMAS Northeast (1-2) vs. Duquesne (1-2) US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Friday, 5:45 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Northeastern and Duquesne are about to collide in the Paradise Jam of the US Virgin Islands. The Northeast sneaked past Boston University by a point on […]

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Starbucks and Amazon open New York takeout store

Starbucks and Amazon are teaming up on a take-out store format. Seattle-based companies will open their first Starbucks Pickup store with Amazon Go on Thursday in New York City. At least three more New York stores are slated for next year. Stores offer the full Starbucks menu as well as prepared salads, sandwiches, and Amazon […]

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Idaho delegation officially challenges Biden’s vaccine mandate for business

November 17, 2021 Washington DC–Today, U.S. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined with 48 other Republican Senators and 155 Republican House Members to challenge the President’s vaccine mandate Biden under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) by introducing a joint resolution disapproving the mandate. The Congressional […]

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Morikawa and Horschel seek to make history in Dubai final

Collin Morikawa of the United States hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final of the Zozo Championship golf tournament at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo / Tomohiro Ohsumi) Tomohiro ohsumi PA The odds of an American golfer being crowned […]

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As closure looms, Idaho community seeks successor for city’s only bank

In most parts of the country, cities are eager to obtain the Imprimatur of a national brand. Wallace, Idaho, is proud that hardly any major brands are seen on construction marquees. Of the few storefronts that bear a national name, the US Bank on Cedar Street is considered vital. But the bank’s parent company has […]