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Power Company Maps Out Energy Plan For Idaho And Oregon

AP | Sept. 17, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Boise

Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won't be able to produce electricity at competitive prices as part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon.

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Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.

local | News | History

Flying Saucers Still Evasive 70 Years After Pilot's Report

East Oregonian | June 25, 2017 10:50 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Boise, Idaho, businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades. But 70 years ago June 25, that's what he did.

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Idaho Republicans Expected To Win Big In General Election

AP | Nov. 7, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Republicans are expected to dominate Tuesday's election, with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump predicted to easily win Idaho's four electoral votes and all three of the Republican congressional candidates likely to secure their bids for re-election.

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Central Oregon Man Sentenced For Poisoning Idaho Wolf

AP | Oct. 17, 2016 9:22 a.m.

A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf.

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Idaho Militia Group Members Resign, Say Leader Took Money

AP | Sept. 28, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Boise

More than 30 members of an Idaho militia group, some present during the Oregon refuge occupation, say they've resigned after the group's president spent $2,900 in donations on personal items.

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Idaho AG Spokesman Resigned Following Marijuana Citations

AP | Sept. 21, 2016 4:01 p.m. | Boise

The spokesman for Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has resigned after being cited for marijuana possession in northern Idaho.

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Idaho Leads The West In Per Capita Farm Income

Capital Press | Sept. 8, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Idaho lost a little ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income.

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Washington Resumes Hunting And Fishing License Sales

AP | Aug. 27, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Seattle

Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system.

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Scientists Tackle Mercury Woes In River On Idaho-Oregon Border

AP | Aug. 14, 2016 12:49 p.m. | Boise

A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government.

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Even Before Motor Voter, Oregon Ranked 5th In Voter Turnout

OPB | Aug. 9, 2016 1:19 p.m.

A new study released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows Oregon ranks fifth in the country in voter turnout and eighth in voter registration.

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Is Idaho Causing Arsenic Woes For Ontario's Water?

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 4:33 p.m.

Ontario's water supply comes from the Snake River flowing out of Idaho, where arsenic standards are more lax than Oregon's.

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10 Northwest Athletes To Watch In Rio

Northwest News Network | Aug. 3, 2016 9:37 a.m.

There will be plenty of Olympic athletes with Northwest connections to cheer for when the Summer Games begin this week.

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Horizon To Offer Direct Flight From Portland To Sun Valley

OPB | July 16, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Ketchum, Idaho

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland, Oregon, starting this winter.

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Grants Aim To Boost Idaho Wine Industry

Capital Press | July 14, 2016 10 a.m.

The Idaho Wine Commission has been approved for two grants totaling about $118,000 to promote Idaho wines and educate grape growers and winemakers.

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Erik Estrada Is Now An Idaho Police Officer

AP | July 6, 2016 6:53 p.m. | St. Anthony, Idaho

Actor Erik Estrada, who played a motorcycle police officer on the TV series "CHiPs," has been sworn in as a reserve officer in a small town in southeastern Idaho.

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Idaho House Candidate Defends Offensive Facebook Comment

AP | May 13, 2016 8:57 a.m.

Idaho legislative candidate Jake Stephens says he was joking when he wrote on Facebook that he was out hunting Mexicans. The comment was posted underneath a picture of Stephens dressed in full camouflage and holding a rifle.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Boise Gun Dealer Shocked After Machine Gun Stolen By Bundy Sympathizer

OPB | May 7, 2016 1:42 p.m.

Michael Emry, a self-styled journalist who sympathized with the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers told the FBI he stole a fully-automatic weapon from his former employer, Jim Weaver. Weaver said he hasn't seen Emry in nearly 10 years.

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Washington And Oregon Have A Tax-Off. Who Wins?

KUOW | April 9, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Oregon has income tax, but no sales tax. Washington has high state sales taxes – but no income tax. Could Oregon's system help Washington avoid a budget shortfall?

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Hello, Sunshine: Northwest Gets An Early Taste Of Summer

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 3:47 p.m.

The Northwest is in for an early taste of summer Thursday and Friday. Highs could top 80 degrees in parts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.