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Fulcher, Simpson, Jordan win Idaho Congressional primaries

Rep. Russ Fulcher has won the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher defeated Boise resident Nicholas Jones, who owns several board game shops and burger eateries. Fulcher, who is seeking his second term in the U.S. House, will ...

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Governor makes appointment to fill North Idaho House seat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on June 3 appointed Aaron von Ehlinger to immediately fill a northern Idaho House seat until November’s general election. The Republican governor made the appointment one day after von Ehlinger won the ...

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Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the ...

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Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak. Yet the return from a ...

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Latinos increasingly affected by COVID-19 in rural Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected community that makes up a third of the state’s cases where the race is known. Data collected ...

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Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on May 29 said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency doesn’t turn over the names of long-term care facilities in the state ...

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Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued ...

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Idaho Republican claims state botched mail-in ballot process

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho election officials botched the mail-in primary process, says a Republican candidate seeking to represent the state in Congress and who has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to extend the deadline for requesting a ballot until ...

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Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Radioactive and chemical contamination in a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility has decreased or remained constant in recent years, scientists say. A report released earlier this year by the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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Supreme Court won’t put transgender inmate surgery on hold

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t put an Idaho transgender inmate’s gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on May 21 means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments ...

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