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Indiana lawmakers set to override veto on trans sports ban

FILE – People gather to protest HB1041, a bill to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, during a rally at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature meets Tuesday. On May 24, 2022, to override the GOP governor’s veto of […]

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PGA Updates | Zalatoris makes big bogey to stay in PGA mix

Mito Pereira of Chile salutes after puttingt on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club, Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sue Ogrocki PA TULSA, Oklahoma. The latest on the final round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ […]

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US, Korea consider expanding military exercises against Korea

US President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Samsung Electronics Co. Vice President Lee Jae-yong at the Samsung Electronic Pyeongtaek Campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Friday. May 20, 2022. (Kim Min-hee/Pool Photo via AP) Kim Min Hee PA Seoul, South Korea US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after […]

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Greater Idaho measures fall short in 2 of Oregon’s 3 counties; efforts to adjust the border continue in November

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon slowed the momentum of the Greater Idaho movement. Preliminary results show that Douglas and Josephine counties have rejected moves to study the relocation of these jurisdictions to Idaho. Voters in Klamath County, however, backed the idea, meaning nine of Oregon’s 36 counties have so far voted to consider adjusting the […]

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Man killed in California church shooting is branded a hero

Flowers and a message honoring the victims of Sunday’s shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church are placed outside the church in Laguna Woods, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. Authorities say a man armed in a fatal attack at the church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hatred for Taiwanese. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong […]

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Idaho Rep. Simpson says the record speaks for itself. His challenger calls him a “fossil”

BOISE (Idaho Statesman) — Republican voters in eastern Idaho may feel like they’re experiencing deja vu as they cast their ballots in the May 17 primaries for the 2nd congressional district. , which includes a repeat match between longtime incumbent Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith. Simpson, 71, and Smith, 59, an Idaho Falls attorney, […]

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Expensive tortillas: Latin America’s poor struggle to afford basics

A vegetable seller gives change to a customer at the Medellin market in Mexico City, Monday, May 9, 2022. Inflation in Mexico accelerated in April, bringing the annual rate to 7.68 percent, the highest in two decades. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Fernando Llano PA MEXICO CITY No item is more essential to Mexican tables than the […]

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Wind and drought combine to make western US fires unstoppable

A firefighter works to extinguish a burning structure during a wildfire Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez) Marcio J. Sanchez PA Flames from a wildfire in northern New Mexico have grown unstoppable as the largest blaze in the United States scorches trees sucked in by moisture during decades of […]

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European stocks gain, Asia mixed ahead of US inflation data

People wearing face masks walk past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, with Chinese benchmarks rising after a a rally in tech companies helped reverse most of an early slide on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) Kin […]

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Column: The PGA Championship offers the strongest field for the majors

FILE – Lanto Griffin hits from a bunker on the 17th fairway during the first round of play at the Players Championship golf tournament, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Griffin’s final round Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Wells Fargo Championship secured him a spot in the PGA Championship next week. […]

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Biden announces internet discounts for low-income families

The Biden administration announced May 9 that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to low-income Americans under a program that could make tens of millions of households eligible for free service. Andre Harnik PA President Joe Biden’s administration says 20 internet service providers have agreed to cut high-speed internet costs for tens […]

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Rangers locate the body of a climber on Denali in Alaska

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2017 photo, North America’s tallest peak, Denali, is seen from a turnout in Denali State Park, Alaska. On Friday, May 6, 2022, Alaska National Park rangers resumed an aerial search for the first recorded mountaineer of the year on North America’s highest peak after he failed to check in […]

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Idaho first responders gather for mental health conference

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – Whether it’s responding to a house fire, a car accident or helping a woman give birth, first responders are there for people during many different emergencies. Often that means helping someone through their worst day. “All of us, whether firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency communications officers or emergency room personnel, […]

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Northern Colorado softball splits day one of Idaho State Series

The day was filled with errors, a home run and a single stoppage at bat. What a way to start the last home series of the season. UNC (21-28, 9-8 Big Sky) split Thursday afternoon against Idaho State (24-24, 8-9 Big Sky) at home. Game 1 Defensive issues were again a problem for the Bears, […]

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Idaho Must Strengthen Cybersecurity, Task Force Says | Idaho News

By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho needs to be better prepared to defend against inevitable cyberattacks that could harm individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure, the governor’s cybersecurity task force said in a report released Wednesday. . The 34-page report contains 18 major recommendations that include providing active cyber deterrence, increasing cybersecurity […]

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Wall Street down ahead of Fed meeting

A forex trader walks past screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate of the South Korean won to the US dollar, center, in the foreign exchange trading room of KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Asian stocks are mixed in light ‘Golden […]

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Candidates test skipping debates without upsetting voters

FILE – Herschel Walker, favorite of the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, speaks during a rally for Georgia GOP candidates at Banks County Dragway in Commerce, Ga., Saturday, March 26, 2022. In his race for the Senate American in Georgia, former football great Herschel Walker has gone to great lengths so far to dodge tough questions. […]

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Vegas water intake now visible at drought-stricken Lake Mead

This photo taken Monday, April 25, 2022 by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead Drinking Water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River Reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. The inflow is the highest of the three in the deep, drought-stricken lake that provides Las Vegas with […]

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Revolutionary discovery: 19 guns in the river probably sunk in 1779

Commodore Philip Nash, left, of Britain’s Royal Navy, receives a briefing from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist Andrea Farmer Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. About 19 guns recovered from the Savannah River, which experts suspect came from one or more British ships scuttled in the river during the American Revolution in 1779. […]

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Idaho Falls students create art for Ukrainian refugee children

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Students in School District 91 in Idaho Falls had the opportunity to let refugee children fleeing Ukraine know that they have a friend in Idaho. District 91 board member Paul Haacke traveled to the Polish-Ukrainian border in March to help solve the refugee crisis, when he saw a simple gesture […]

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Asian stocks rise thanks to Wall Street rally

People wearing face masks walk past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Monday, April 25, 2022. Asian stocks fell on Monday after U.S. stocks ended last week on a fall as global market expectations for higher interest rates continued to set the tone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) Kin Cheung […]

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Football helped immigrant brothers accept being different

FILE—Colorado running back Ashaad Clayton, forward, falls to the turf after being tripped by Northern Colorado defensive back Komotay Koffie during the second half of an NCAA college football game in this File photo taken Friday, September 3, 2021, in Boulder, Colonel Koffie, 25, was born in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone after his […]

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Otto passes former high school teammate, Texas at top of A’s

Texas Rangers left fielder Brad Miller can’t catch a double hit from Oakland Athletics’ Sean Murphy in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu PA OAKLAND, CA. Glenn Otto earned his first major league victory, edging out former high school classmate […]

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2 Idaho counties designated as major natural disaster areas due to drought

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – Monday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sent a letter to Governor Brad Little designating two Idaho counties as primary disaster areas and five counties as contiguous disaster areas due to recent drought affecting the state. Franklin and Oneida counties were designated as major disaster areas. Bear Lake, Caribou, Power, Cassia […]

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Idaho 2nd among states for post-pandemic job gains | Idaho

More than a dozen US states met or surpassed their pre-pandemic employment levels in March, and more than a third reported record unemployment rates, according to data from the state Bureau of Labor Statistics. -United. As the country recovers from the heavy job losses suffered at the start of the pandemic, the latest figures show […]

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Tyson Fury won’t discuss MTK Global’s sudden shutdown

British boxer Tyson Fury attends an open training session for the media and fans at Wembley Boxpark in London on Tuesday April 19, 2022. Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ian Walton) Ian Walton PA LONDON World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was already in full […]

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Imprisoned Ukrainian Journalist to be Honored by PEN America

NEW YORK A Ukrainian journalist imprisoned in Crimea will be honored next month at the PEN America gala. Vladyslav Yesypenko, arrested last year and recently sentenced to six years in a Russian labor camp for allegedly possessing and transporting explosives, is this year’s recipient of the PEN/Barbey Prize for Freedom to Write. Yesypenko, 53, is […]

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USC basketball rookie injured in shooting north of Las Vegas

LA VEGAS Two adults and two minors were injured when shots were fired following an argument at a house party, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Vince Booker said Monday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing unnamed sources, identified the most seriously injured person as Aaliyah Gayles, an 18-year-old basketball star at Spring Valley High in Las […]

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Olympic champion Jepchirchir wins 50th Boston Women’s Marathon

FILE – Runners cross the start line for the 125th Boston Marathon, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Hopkinton, Mass. The Boston Marathon returns, Monday, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File) Mary Schwalm PA BOSTON Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped a half-century celebration of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top […]

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U.S. District Attorney’s Office of Idaho Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Each April, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho join survivors, advocates and communities nationwide to observe National Awareness Month and prevention of sexual assault. The office said that sexual violence is far too prevalent and that it is important not only to raise […]

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3 known Chelsea offers remaining after Cubs owners scrap buyout plan

Chelsea players react at the end of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Manu Fernandez PA The owners of the Chicago Cubs have dropped their interest in buying Chelsea, leaving three bids remaining for the […]

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Project Veritas says US seized employee information as part of investigation

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, James O’Keefe, president of Project Veritas Action, waits to be introduced during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Conservative activist group Project Veritas, founded by O’Keefe, said Wednesday (April 13, 2022) that the Justice Department had secretly obtained personal information about its […]

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Help for pump pain

Have you noticed the prices at the gas pump? Of course I have! They have increased recently and are well over $4 a gallon in Idaho. Neighboring states like California and Nevada cost well over $5 a gallon, according to recent data from the Automobile Association of America. This comes at an important time in […]

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Idaho Opera announces 2022-23 season

The Idaho Opera announced its 2022-23 season with three main operas. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the Egyptian Theater. Performance dates: October 21 and 23, 2022 Verdi’s “Macbeth” will be performed at the Morrison Center. Performance dates: January 27 and 29, 2023 by Dvorak “Rusalka” will be performed at the […]

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Grizzly bear feeds Naples landowner’s cattle | Idaho News

NAPLES, Idaho — On April 5, Idaho Fish and Game learned that a llama and a sheep had been killed overnight, with the owner suspecting a grizzly bear was the culprit. On the evening of the incident, he reported seeing a reddish-brown bear but was unsure if it was a grizzly bear or a black […]

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Deadly mushroom identified in Boise | Idaho

A fungus never before detected in Idaho is popping up around Boise. But beware: you don’t want to chop this one up and throw it in your stir-fry. Amanita phalloides, also known as “Death Cap,” was found on Harrison Boulevard in Boise’s North End, according to Mickey Myhre, a retired physician and current mycologist. It […]

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Idaho is better prepared for a wave of COVID. Here’s how to get tests, treatments and reminders.

A more transmissible variant of the coronavirus is spreading in Idaho and around the world. But this time, more than two years of experience and research have given us the tools to fight it. Scientists disagree on the likely impacts of BA.2 omicron subvariant in places where most people have some immunity – whether from […]

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Planned Grand Opening of Idaho Falls Community Policing Facility

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Idaho Falls Community Police Center is scheduled for April 28. The Idaho Falls City Council on Thursday approved the awarding of the bid for the Idaho Falls Community Police Center to Ormond Builders. This is the final step before launching the first stand-alone, consolidated police […]

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Washington, DC looks to Idaho to cut red tape – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community

Governor Brad Little washington d.c. – The state of Idaho’s extraordinary success in reducing red tape since Governor Brad Little took office sets an example for further efforts to streamline regulation at the federal level. US Senator Jim […]

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Gas prices in Idaho remain stable

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Average gasoline prices in Idaho fell 0.5 cents per gallon last week, averaging $4.41/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of of 802 stations in Idaho. Prices in Idaho are 58.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and $1.41/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price […]

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Looking Back: This Week in Eastern Idaho History | smart life

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She has cancer. But as a DACA recipient from Idaho, she couldn’t get insurance for months.

Karla Rodriguez didn’t know what was wrong, but something was definitely wrong. Her whole lower body was swollen, she was in pain and she was coughing. Rodriguez, who lives in St. Anthony, checked into a local urgent care clinic on a Friday in late August. There, he was diagnosed with an ear infection. Rodriguez – […]

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Governor signs $325 million Idaho agriculture and water infrastructure bill

MURTAUGH, Idaho (KLIX) – Millions of dollars will be directed to Idaho agriculture and water projects across the state following a bill signing ceremony Monday at Lake Murtaugh. Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 769 next to water from Lake Murtaugh, an important reservoir for Magic Valley agriculture, which will provide $325 million to various […]

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Bend Abortion Clinic Braces for Surge in Idaho Abortion Law Patients

(Update: added video, comments from Planned Parenthood, Oregon Right to Life) BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A new law in Idaho will ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and allow family members to sue abortion providers. It is inspired by a bill in Texas, which resulted in a 60% decrease in abortions in the state, […]

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New Team Sets New Records: Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind Weight Club Sweeps State Championships | Local

GOODING — On Feb. 26, the Idaho Raptor Barbell Club traveled to Meridian to compete in the United States Powerlifting Association’s drug-tested Idaho State Powerlifting Championships. The team, made up of students from the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, had never competed before. They had only trained for seven weeks. At the […]

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US agrees to lift taxes on UK steel and aluminum

The United States has agreed to lift tariffs on British steel and aluminum, mending a rift between allies that dates back to the Trump administration. At a meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday, the United States and the United Kingdom announced a deal that would remove taxes on British steel and aluminum below new quotas on […]

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4 American soldiers die in a plane crash in Norway; unrelated to Ukraine

HELSINKI Four American soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a NATO exercise unrelated to the war in Ukraine, the Norwegian prime minister said on Saturday. Jonas Gahr Støre tweeted that they were killed in Friday night’s crash. The cause was under investigation. “The soldiers took part in NATO’s Cold Response exercise,” he said. […]

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Mexican midfielder Andrés Guardado will miss qualification against the United States

FILE – Betis’ Andrés Guardado celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal in the European League round of 16 first leg match between Zenit and Betis at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia, February 17, 2022. Guardado will miss Mexico’s World Cup qualifier against the United States next week with striker Rogelio Funes Mori […]

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The Big Sneeze: Climate change will make pollen season more unpleasant

FILE – Floodwaters surround a bur oak tree southwest of Columbia, Mo., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. A study published Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in the journal Nature Communications details how warmer temperatures and the extra carbon dioxide in the air will make the pollen season even more troublesome than it is right now. (Kate Seaman/Missourian […]

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Russia’s invasion upends Olympic ‘neutrality’ – if it existed

FILE – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters Sunday, September 27, 2015. The International Olympic Committee has always been political, from sheikhs and royals to a seat at the United Nations to push for peace talks between the […]

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American beats Bucknell for Patriot League women’s title

WASHINGTON Jade Edwards scored 21 points, Taylor Brown added 18 and American University beat Bucknell 65-54 in Sunday’s Patriot League tournament title game. The second-seeded Eagles won the conference championship for the third time, all under coach Megan Gebbia, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018. A three-point play and […]

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Vermont takes on UMBC in America East Championship game

UMBC Retrievers (18-13, 11-7 America East) at Vermont Catamounts (27-5, 17-1 America East) Saturday, 11 a.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTS BETTING LINE: Vermont -15.5; plus/minus is 142.5 BOTTOM LINE: The Vermont Catamounts take on the UMBC Retrievers in the America East Championship. The Catamounts are 15-0 in home games. Vermont is averaging 74.7 points and outscoring […]

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Kim seeks to extend launch pad amid concerns over ICBM firing

In this undated photo provided by the North Korean government on Friday, March 11, 2022, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. Independent journalists were not allowed to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image […]

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Idaho House panel approves abortion ban bill

The latest move by Idaho lawmakers to restrict access to abortion is heading for the House floor. Abortions performed after about six weeks would be illegal under the bill. Family members of a fetus aborted after that time could sue the doctor who performed the procedure. It would only take effect if a similar law, […]

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EXPLANATION: What would happen if the United States banned Russian oil?

In this image provided by the White House, President Joe Biden listens during a secure video call with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the White House Situation Room on Monday, March 7, 2022, in Washington. (Adam Schultz/The White House via AP) Adam Schultz PA WASHINGTON […]

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South Korean golfers lead after 3 rounds at LPGA Singapore

In Gee Chun of South Korea plays a shot from the eighth tee during her third round match at the Women’s World Golf Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Miller) Paul Miller PA SINGAPORE In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to lead a trio of […]

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Idaho House condemns Russia for attack on Ukraine

Yaroslav Yaroshchuk holds a Ukrainian flag as he stands outside the Idaho Capitol Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, to rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sarah A.Miller smiler@idahostatesman.com The Idaho House on Wednesday adopted a bipartisan memorial condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Sponsored by Representatives Matt Bundy, a Republican from Mountain Home, and […]

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Idaho firefighter featured in Victoria’s Secret campaign

Celilo Miles smiles as she works as a wildland firefighter in the summer of 2021. Courtesy of Celilo Miles Celilo Miles, wild firefighter from the Nez Perce tribe, had all but given up on her modeling dream when she received an Instagram message from a casting director asking her to apply for a mysterious modeling […]

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Wall Street heads for declines as the ruble plunges

The New York Stock Exchange is seen in New York, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Markets open mostly higher on Wall Street on Friday after a wild ride a day earlier. The S&P 500 gained 0.4% early on, after even bigger gains in Europe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig PA NEW YORK US markets pointed to […]

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Galloway and ex-NBA star Johnson lead USA against Mexico in rematch

WASHINGTON Langston Galloway scored 16 points and seven-time NBA star Joe Johnson added 14 as the United States cruised to an 89-67 victory over Mexico in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. The Americans (3-1) avenged their only defeat of this qualifying round, routing the previously undefeated Mexican team in a game that was not close after […]

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UMass-Lowell take on Vermont after Hikim’s 20-point exit

UMass-Lowell River Hawks (14-13, 6-9 America East) at Vermont Catamounts (23-5, 15-1 America East) Burlington, Vermont; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTS BETTING LINE: Vermont -16.5; plus/minus is 134.5 BOTTOM LINE: UMass-Lowell takes on the Vermont Catamounts after Ayinde Hikim scored 20 points in UMass-Lowell’s 67-50 win over the Stony Brook Seawolves. The Catamounts are […]

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Gergiev, friend of Putin, out of the US tour of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

FILE – In this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 file photo, Valery Gergiev attends a ‘pre-premiere’ performance, presented to theater veterans and senior executives at the new Mariinsky Theater on the eve of its official opening in St. Petersburg, Russia . Gergiev, a conductor close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will not lead the Vienna Philharmonic […]

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Idaho Senate Passes Resolution Against Critical Race Theory Teachings

The Idaho Senate on Wednesday passed a concurrent resolution encouraging schools in Idaho to teach a complete and accurate history of the United States as well as the principles of liberty and individual liberty. Concurrent Senate Resolution 118 says, “divisive content is appearing in school curricula across the country”, and says the content seeks to […]

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World leaders focus on how to punish Russia over Ukraine

In this image made from UNTV video, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council at the headquarters from the UN, Monday, February 21, 2022. (UNTV via AP) PA BRUSSELS With the smell of war in the air over Europe, world leaders weathered the shock […]

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14 Houston edges out Wichita State 76-74 in double OT

Houston defenders, from left, Fabian White, Jr., Taze More and Reggie Chaney try to stop Wichita State’s Kenny Pohto during the first half of a college basketball game on Sunday, February 20 2022 in Wichita, Kan. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP) Hey Travis PA WICHITA, Kan. J’Wan Roberts’ dunk with 1.3 seconds left in […]

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US stocks fall, heading for second straight weekly loss

Currency traders watch monitors in the foreign exchange trading room at the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. Asian stocks fell on Friday after a retreat on Wall Street as stocks Growing concerns that Russia could invade Ukraine have rattled global financial markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Ahn Young Joon […]

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Legislation Supporting Idaho Dyslexic Students Passes Senate

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho is one of the few states that does not have laws identifying or addressing dyslexia as a specific learning disability. Now two bills hope to change that – and a has just cleared the floor of the Senate. It’s a mission Robin Zikmund has led for more than four years, inspired […]

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Bill banning vaccination requirements for employees makes its way to the Idaho House floor

Idaho’s House Business Committee on Tuesday introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from requiring workers to be vaccinated or asking an employee or potential employee about their vaccination status. The bill’s sponsor, Charlie Shepherd (R-Pollock), says the legislation protects individual freedoms. “If protecting an individual is to make a class, it is problematic in […]

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Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

FILE – Taylor Gold of the United States competes in the men’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file) Gregory Bull PA BEIJING After a morning training session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by […]

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Idaho Water Supply Board: Record January, ‘gloomy’ drought outlook

TWIN FALLS (KIVI) – After a nearly “perfect” start to the season, Idaho Water Supply Committee officials say a record January and dry forecast aren’t ideal for the widespread drought in Idaho. Nearly 50% of Idaho is in drought conditions, with the remaining half of the state approaching drought conditions, according to David Hoekema of […]

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The United States wants to counter China by opening an embassy in the Solomon Islands

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint press briefing with Acting Prime Minister of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during his visit to Nadi, Fiji on Saturday, February 12, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP) Kevin Lamarque PA WELLINGTON, New Zealand The United States has said it will open an embassy in the Solomon […]

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TCM’s Jacqueline Stewart Highlights Black Film History

This image released by TCM shows Jacqueline Stewart who will co-host a collection of films honoring Black History Month. (John Nowak/TCM via AP) Jean Nowak PA LOS ANGELES Film expert Jacqueline Stewart makes a rich contribution to TCM for Black History Month, leading discussions on “Selma” with its star, David Oyelowo, and highlighting the work […]

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In Olympic curling gold medal rematch, Sweden defeats USA

Christopher Plys of the United States smiles during a men’s curling match against Sweden at the Beijing Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/=03372652=) Brynn Anderson PA BEIJING The US men’s curling team doesn’t dwell on the last time it faced Sweden at the Olympics. It’s thinking about next time. In a […]

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The Mexican skater is a rare Latin American in the Winter Olympics

Donovan Carrillo of Mexico competes in the men’s short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Natasha Pisarenko PA BEIJING They said he should play football. They said figure skating was for girls only. They said winter sports made no sense in the temperate […]

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Mental Health Resources Demand Idaho’s Attention | Opinion

This editorial was published by the Idaho Press of Nampa. Most of us are tired of hearing the phrase “unprecedented challenges” or any of its other iterations that have been repeated frequently since March 2020. But sadly, the challenges that many Americans, including residents of Idaho, are facing have no precedent, and they are taking […]

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Para-Nordic skiers in Idaho prepare for the 2022 Paralympic Games

IDAHO – We are less than a month away from the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games, and when the US Para-Nordic Team recently announced its roster, it included three athletes from Idaho, Josh Sweeney, Dani Aravich and Jake Adicoff with guide Sam Wood. “It’s so amazing to have qualified for Beijing,” Aravich said. “Especially considering that […]

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Defense and QBs shine in 20-10 National Bowl win

Team USA running back Dameon Pierce of Florida (27) heads the ball during the first half of an NCAA Senior Bowl college football game, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Butch Dill PA MOBILE, Ala. The passers did their best to steal the show from quarterbacks Desmond Ridder and Kenny Pickett […]

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Nathan Chen, US figure skating team at the Beijing Olympics

Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu of China compete in the ice dance team program of the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Natasha Pisarenko PA BEIJING It was supposed to be a foregone conclusion that Russia’s mighty stable of figure skaters, including world champions […]

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Tribes: Settling the opioid case will promote healing

Shawna Priest, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, sits in the child care area of ​​the Jamestown Healing Clinic where she works as a medical assistant, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Sequim, Wash., as she talks about the battles her son and daughter have had with opioid addiction. The tribe is building a full-service […]

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Chloe’s change: Olympic champion Kim aims for second gold on her terms

FILE – Chloe Kim of the United States celebrates her gold medal after the women’s halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 13, 2018. Kim is eyeing a second gold medal in the halfpipe on his terms at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Kim claimed […]

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Antetokounmpo’s triple-double helps Bucks beat Wizards 112-98

Montrezl Harrell (6) of the Washington Wizards heads for the basket against Wesley Matthews of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) Aaron Gash PA MILWAUKEE Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth triple-double of […]

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Idaho Freedom Foundation, Corey DeAngelis, host of Idaho Freedom Action, for the Fund Students, Not Systems rally

The Idaho Freedom Foundation and Idaho Freedom Action are pleased to announce an upcoming rally featuring Corey DeAngelis, a leading advocate for educational choice and National Director of Research at the American Federation for kids. The rally will take place on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Basque Center in downtown Boise. […]

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Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, dies at 30

FILE – Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst is crowned by last year’s winner Sarah Rose Summers after winning the 2019 Miss USA final competition at the Grand Theater at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on May 2, 2019. Kryst, correspondent of the entertainment news program “Extra” died. Police say Kryst, 30, jumped from […]

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Federal: Kansas woman led all-female Islamic State battalion

FILE – The U.S. Courthouse is seen in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. A woman who once lived in Kansas has been arrested after federal prosecutors accused her of joining the Islamic State group and lead an all-female battalion of militants armed with AK-47s. The U.S. Attorney in Alexandria announced Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, […]

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Ohio lured Intel’s chip factory with $2 billion incentive package

Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger, left, speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine during the announcement Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Newark, Ohio, that Intel will invest $20 billion to build two computer chip factories on a 1,000-acre site in Licking County, Ohio, just east of Columbus. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Paul Vernon PA Columbus, Ohio Ohio offered […]

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Idaho Activates Crisis Care Standards in 3 Districts

Faced with a severe shortage of medical personnel due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and a dwindling blood supply, Idaho health officials have activated crisis care standards for the second time in less than a year. The Idaho Department of Public Health and Wellness on Monday promulgated crisis protocols for three southern public health […]

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Tsitsipas beats Fritz to end US men’s hopes in Australia

Taylor Fritz of the United States reacts during his fourth round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/ Andy Brownbill) Andy Brownbill PA Melbourne, Australia For Taylor Fritz, the difference between reaching the Grand Slam quarter-finals for the first time and […]

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Baltic countries to ship Washington-approved weapons to Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers stand at a checkpoint near the pro-Russian rebel separation line, Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Blinken said the United States would be open to a meeting between Putin and the US President. Joe Biden, if it would be “useful and productive”. The two met once in person in Geneva and […]

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US begins offering 1 billion free COVID tests, but many more are needed

A United States government website is seen on a computer, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Walpole, Mass., that features a page where people can order free at-home COVID-19 tests. The website, COVIDTests.gov, allows people to order four home tests per residence and have them delivered by mail. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Steven Senne PA WASHINGTON For […]

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Snow arrives in eastern Idaho on Thursday

AMMON – Some cities are preparing plows for an expected snowstorm that will head into eastern Idaho on Thursday. In a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon, the City of Ammon wrote, “A snow event is expected. Please remove all parked vehicles from the streets. “The current forecast for the Idaho Falls/Rexburg area is two to three […]

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Texas rabbi: Security training paid off in hostage crisis

Colleyville Police Chief Michael Miller speaks to reporters in a nearby parking lot after the conclusion of a SWAT operation at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. The four people taken hostage inside the synagogue during an early morning service were safe Saturday night after a standoff lasting several […]

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Idaho Black History Museum partners with American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is partnering with the Idaho Black History Museum to raise awareness of the need to bring blood donations from all ethnic groups. BOISE, Idaho — The American Red Cross is facing the worst blood shortage the organization has seen in the past decade. The Idaho Chapter is partnering with the Idaho […]

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Federal testing website launching next week, 4 tests per household

President Joe Biden speaks about the government’s response to COVID-19, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo /Andrew Harnik) Andre Harnik PA WASHINGTON The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders Wednesday […]

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Man accused of storming the Capitol made rap videos about the riot

FILE – Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. Federal authorities say a man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol performed songs rapping about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper […]

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Former Senate chief Harry Reid sits in state on Capitol Hill

President Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service honoring former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on January 8, 2022. Reid will rest in State on Capitol Hill. Reid will be commemorated in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday as his colleagues and guests pay their respects to the former […]