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Katydids are laying waste to crops in the West

Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can devour crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads. Experts say this year could ...

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Zinke recommends no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said July 13. The monuments were among 27 covered by President ...

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Idaho investigating abuse allegations at home for disabled

Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced the investigation July 12, saying the ...

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Gymboree closing 350 stores, including two in Idaho, after filing for bankruptcy

Children’s clothing seller Gymboree Corp. is closing 350 stores, including two in Idaho, as it works to restructure in bankruptcy. The San Francisco-based company said July 12 that it’s mostly closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores, including a Gymboree in ...

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More than 803,000 visit Yellowstone Park in June

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during June is down 4.8 percent from a year ago, but the month was still the second-busiest June on record in the nation’s first national park. The National Park Service counted more than 803,000 visits ...

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Idaho Kombucha launches crowdfunding campaign

The Idaho fermented tea brewery Idaho Kombucha has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help it purchase new production equipment. Terri and Mike Landa opened Idaho Kombucha in 2014 after sampling kombucha that a visitor brought from Seattle. The couple enjoyed ...

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Garden City project highlights businesses and arts (access required)

City officials from Garden City have put up nine signs along the Greenbelt to direct attention to local businesses and the arts. The Garden City Urban Renewal Agency used a grant from COMPASS and money from the Idaho Wine Commission and ...

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Idaho wildfire closes Bruneau Dunes state park

A wildfire burning in southwestern Idaho has grown to about 62.5 square miles overnight, forcing the closure and evacuation of Bruneau Dunes State Park. Kelsey Brizendine, fire information officer for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said July 10 that ...

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