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Pop open a bottle: California wine tasting rooms reopening

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state’s $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. With COVID-19 ...

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Shea still hopes to create 51st state in eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Matt Shea is giving up his seat in the Washington House of Representatives, but he hasn’t given up his dream of creating a 51st state out of the eastern half of the state. Shea spoke Saturday ...

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US delays repairs for Idaho road in grizzly bear habitat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials will delay the repair of an impassable northern Idaho road in important grizzly bear habitat near the Canadian border because of a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, according to court documents filed June 10. Work ...

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NCAA says it will review Idaho’s transgender law in August

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — NCAA officials will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games scheduled to be played in the state next March. In a ...

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Idaho Medicaid expansion numbers continue to increase

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 80,000 Idaho residents through early June have signed up for Medicaid under the state’s voter-approved expanded coverage, state officials said June 12. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials said that the overall number of ...

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Nursing homes account for 60% of Idaho COVID-19 deaths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 60% of Idaho’s coronavirus-related deaths are among residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, according to numbers released by the state on May 5. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said ...

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Meat-rendering company where worker died fined by OSHA

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — The owner of an Idaho meat-rendering plant where an employee died earlier this year has been fined more than $63,000 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Darling Ingredients, which uses animal products to create ...

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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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