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Recall of 9 million surgical gowns barely impacts Idaho (access required)

Cardinal Health, a major vendor of medical supplies, issued a recall of over 9 million surgical gowns in January, but Idaho has not been feeling many effects. Cardinal Health has the second largest market share – 7% – of U.S. ...

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Idaho receives coronavirus COVID-19 test kits

Test kits for the COVID-19 coronavirus have now arrived in Idaho. Up until the beginning of February, only the U.S. Center for Disease Control had the ability to verify if a patient had contracted the new virus, which is has ...

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Goat packing gains toehold, but feds want forests goat-free

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Pack horses are tried and true, and mules are proven hunting-gear haulers. Hunting elk with a trio of domestic goats, though, is an acquired taste. John and Nancy Clough of Dalton Gardens have joined a ...

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Oregon governor calls for breaching 4 Snake River dams

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs. Gov. Kate Brown, a ...

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Idaho business to pay $100K in case of fake Alaska trips

Business owners in Idaho have reached a settlement agreement after they were accused of selling fake fishing trips in Alaska and leaving people stranded, a newspaper reported. Access Life’s Adventures and its owners Craig Fletcher and Crystal Fletcher have agreed ...

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Wyoming lawmakers reject Medicaid expansion effort

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have rejected the second effort to expand Medicaid in five days. Republican state Rep. Pat Sweeney filed a bill Feb. 12 to amend the state constitution, but it did not receive two-thirds of the ...

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Idaho governor may seek funds for teacher salary increases

Idaho Gov. Brad Little may soon introduce a five-year teacher pay plan providing more than $225 million in additional state support to boost teacher salaries, an official said. A bill could be introduced when the House and Senate education committees ...

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Wrongly convicted men testify before Idaho lawmakers

Two men who combined spent nearly 40 years in Idaho prisons for crimes they didn’t commit testified Tuesday in favor of legislation that would compensate the wrongly convicted. Christopher Tapp and Charles Fain told lawmakers on the House Judiciary, Rules ...

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Settlement means jewelry shop will give refunds to customers

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho jewelry shop has won a dispute with an insurance company and a weather laboratory over the amount of snow that fell during a holiday marketing promotion. The outcome ensures hundreds of customers will ...

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Idaho lawmakers: $260 million in education money at stake

With $260 million in federal money at stake, lawmakers on a Senate panel on Monday voted to create an interim committee to review and recommend new math, science and English standards for Idaho’s 300,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. ...

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