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 2021-04-21 22:17 

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Rocky Mountain Power proposing deal with New Cingular Wireless...

Rocky Mountain Power is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve a lease agreement between the utility and New Cingular Wireless. The post Rocky Mountain Power proposing deal with New Cingular Wireless appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 22:13 

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COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 16 new COVID-19 cases...

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 16 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. The post COVID-19 UPDATES: SIPH reports 16 new COVID-19 cases appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 22:13 

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COVID-19 UPDATES: 43 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 1 new death...

Local health officials reported 43 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in the area Wednesday. The post COVID-19 UPDATES: 43 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 1 new death appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 22:08 

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Senate Republicans to keep earmark ban, though GOP conference rules offer some wiggle room...

Senate Republicans on Wednesday declined to change their conference rules that ban their use of earmarks, an issue that divides the GOP conference and will be a test for how the party will operate over the next several months with Democrats in control of ...

 2021-04-21 22:03 

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Protesters across Russia call for Alexey Navalny's release on same day as Putin's annual address...

fRussian security forces rounded up more than 1,000 demonstrators on Wednesday as thousands of people in cities across the country rallied in support of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny, according to OVD-Info, an independent monitoring group. The u...

 2021-04-21 22:00 

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Conservationists object to end-run on wolves...

The U.S. Humane Society (USHS) is among conservation groups calling out the Idaho Senate for an end-run on Idaho's wolf management regulations. The post Conservationists object to end-run on wolves appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 21:58 

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CNN to host climate crisis town hall with Biden administration officials...

Senior Biden administration officials this week will answer questions on how President Joe Biden plans to remake US climate policy in a globally broadcast CNN town hall, the network announced Monday. "CNN Town Hall: The Climate Crisis" will air Fr...

 2021-04-21 21:32 

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Wyoming rental assistance program starts April 29...

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has signed legislation enacting the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program in the state. The post Wyoming rental assistance program starts April 29 appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 21:32 

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WYDOT to patch potholes on Wilson Bridge Thursday...

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be performing pavement patching on the Wilson Bridge on WYO 22 Thursday. The post WYDOT to patch potholes on Wilson Bridge Thursday appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 21:31 

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Tow truck driver saves business from dumpster fire, posts video on TikTok...

Click here for updates on this story MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in St. Paul are crediting a tow truck driver for his quick response Monday night to a dumpster fire. Not only was a nearby business saved from the flames, but a suspect was also a...

 2021-04-21 21:31 

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Ohio's Republican governor announces police reform bill...

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that a police reform bill is in the works, one of several police reform efforts underway nationwide in the wake of Tuesday's conviction of a former Minneapolis Police officer in the murder of George Floy...

 2021-04-21 21:31 

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Chronic leadership problems have plagued oversight of DHS inspector general's office, GAO finds...

Management and operational challenges plagued the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General for years, hurting its ability to effectively carry out its oversight mission, according to preliminary findings from the Government Accountabili...

 2021-04-21 21:28 

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Lyrid meteor shower peaks predawn April 22. Here's how to watch...

Every year from January to mid-April, we experience a "meteor drought," without a single shower for months. That all ends April 22 this year with the first show of the season: the annual Lyrid meteor shower. "These dazzling meteors are fast an...

 2021-04-21 21:27 

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Pentagon extremism adviser lays out challenge facing military after two commanders deny a problem exists...

One day after two four-star military commanders told Congress they did not have problems with extremists in their ranks, the top adviser on the issue to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a different view and stated plainly that he believes the opposite....

 2021-04-21 21:21 

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FDA report details flaws at Emergent facility making Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine...

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that new production of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine remains paused at the Emergent BioSolutions facility where millions of potential doses were contaminated, and the agency and the company are...

 2021-04-21 21:06 

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Now the CDC wants to shut down 'hygiene theater'...

Remember when we all thought we had to wash our vegetables to remove possible contamination from the novel coronavirus? A year ago, this was a hot topic of discussion; when asked by friends (and I frequently was asked by friends) how to both eat and live ...

 2021-04-21 20:50 

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GOP senator floats compromise on policing legislation as bipartisan talks pick up pace...

The lead Senate GOP negotiator over new policing legislation is floating a compromise on a major sticking point that has derailed past efforts to curb excessive force by law enforcement: civil lawsuit protections currently afforded to police officers. The...

 2021-04-21 20:50 

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Wyoming encourages all to get vaccinated...

Goals are the same, but the challenges have changed as the Wyoming Department of Health works to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Wyoming encourages all to get vaccinated appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 20:46 

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Quarantined police cruiser still off limits after doves hatch near hood...

Click here for updates on this story CARROLLTON, Texas (KTVT) — A pair of dove eggs on a Carrollton Police SUV, the department has been protecting for the last three weeks by keeping the vehicle out of service, have hatched. We aren't really sur...

 2021-04-21 20:44 

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US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June...

The U.S. Interior Department is cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate change. The post US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June appeared first o...

 2021-04-21 20:43 

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As Summer camps prepare to return, what changes could kids see?...

Click here for updates on this story CHICAGO (WBBM) — What's new at summer camp this year? For example at the YMCA, more kids will be allowed and swimming is back. But CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas learned, for the Y and others, it's ...

 2021-04-21 20:39 

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Cashier describes terrifying moments shots rang out...

Click here for updates on this story WEST HEMPSTEAD, New York (WCBS) — A terrified cashier spoke out about the moment shots rang out at a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead on Tuesday. Police said one person was killed and two others injured in the shoot...

 2021-04-21 20:34 

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Archaeological homesite discovery linked to abolitionist Harriet Tubman...

Click here for updates on this story CHURCH CREEK, Maryland (WJZ) — A historic homesite discovered in Maryland has been linked to abolitionist and famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford made the announ...

 2021-04-21 20:30 

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Coast Guard offloads more than two tons of seized cocaine...

Click here for updates on this story MIAMI (WFOR) — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded more than two tons of cocaine at the Miami Beach base on Tuesday. The 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, was seized from a...

 2021-04-21 20:26 

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Justice may have been served in the legal sense, but true justice would be George Floyd still being alive...

A sense of justice's triumph echoed across the country shortly after a jury in Minneapolis convicted Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death. To some, however, that feeling was tempered by the simple fact that Floyd should have been alive today. The...

 2021-04-21 20:23 

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Texas House approves bill allowing election judges to carry a gun in most polling places...

The Texas House on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow election judges to carry a handgun in most polling places on Election Day and during the early voting period. HB 530, which passed on a vote of 94 to 51, would specifically allow an election j...

 2021-04-21 20:09 

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Darth Vader 'Star Wars' script reveals how huge secret was preserved...

A script for "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back" reveals how a pivotal plot twist in the movie franchise was considered to be such a secret that it was not reflected in the lines provided to actors. The script, which belonged to...

 2021-04-21 20:08 

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'I stay up nights': Afghans working for US worry about their future after Biden withdrawal announcement...

Khan's family is under threat, he's no longer going to his job site, and he's swapping sleeping schedules with his pregnant wife to keep watch. That is the new reality sinking in for Afghans working for the United States in Afghanistan who may...

 2021-04-21 20:06 

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Record-breaking flare erupts from neighboring star...

A giant flare that is 100 times more powerful than any flare our sun has ever released has erupted from a nearby star, a new study says. Proxima Centauri is our sun's nearest stellar neighbor at 4 light-years, or 25 trillion miles, away. It's a sm...

 2021-04-21 20:02 

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Indiana's 'red flag' law should have prevented the FedEx shooting. Here's what else you should know about these laws...

After 19-year-old Brandon Hole killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week, questions arose about the state's "red flag" law, which should have prevented Hole from having a gun in the first place. "Red flag" laws,...

 2021-04-21 20:00 

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Nancy Pelosi's stunningly tone-deaf quote on George Floyd...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had months (and months) to ponder what she would say if and when former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. Which makes what she did say on Wednesday — in the immediate aft...

 2021-04-21 20:00 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Ohio officials release more body cam video of fatal police shooting of Black teen and urge community to await the facts...

Columbus, Ohio, officials on Wednesday released additional police body camera video of the fatal shooting of a Black teen who charged two females with a knife. "We don't yet have all of the facts but we do know that a 16-year-old girl, a child of ...

 2021-04-21 19:33 

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Arizona governor vetoes bill that would've made it harder for students to learn about sexual and gender identity in school...

Arizona's Republican governor on Tuesday vetoed a state bill that would have made it harder for students to learn about sexual and gender identity in schools, but issued an executive order requiring schools to be more transparent about their proposed ...

 2021-04-21 19:19 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Tesla owners warned of 'full self-driving' risks even before fatal crash...

Tesla's "full self-driving" feature has attempted to drive under a railroad crossing arm while a speeding train passes. It's nearly driven head on into a concrete wall of a parking garage, attempted ill-advised left turns, clipped at least...

 2021-04-21 19:16 

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Biden's associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta confirmed after GOP senator breaks ranks...

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general in a narrow 51-49 vote after Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined with Democrats in support of President Joe Biden's Justice Department nominee. Vice President Kamala Harris was on ...

 2021-04-21 19:11 

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Virginia governor signs bill legalizing marijuana possession starting this summer...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed a bill legalizing simple possession of marijuana beginning this summer, making it the first Southern state to do so and accelerating a revamp of cannabis laws that have disproportionately jailed Americans of...

 2021-04-21 19:10 

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Minneapolis police still use force on Black people at disproportionate rate...

In the months after George Floyd's death, Minneapolis Police Department officers reported using force on far fewer people — but then use of force spiked late last year, a CNN analysis of department data found. And after Floyd's death, Black ...

 2021-04-21 19:09 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Local artist helps renew "Oasis Bar" neon sign in Old Town...

Another historic Old Town Pocatello neon sign is being brought back to life with the help of a local artist. The post Local artist helps renew "Oasis Bar" neon sign in Old Town appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 19:08 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Biden aims to cement US credibility on climate and galvanize world leaders at virtual summit...

President Joe Biden's ability to galvanize global momentum faces its first major test this week when he convenes 40 of his foreign counterparts for talks on combating the climate crisis. At the virtual summit's center will be an aggressive new ple...

 2021-04-21 18:55 

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House overrides Idaho governor's veto on emergency powers...

The Republican-dominated House on Wednesday voted to override GOP Gov. Brad Little's veto of a measure seeking to curb a governor's power to respond to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic. The post House overrides Idaho governor's veto o...

 2021-04-21 18:55 

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New York state legislature passes bill that would automatically restore voting rights to people on parole...

The New York state legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that would automatically restore voting rights to people convicted of a felony once they are on parole. The bill is intended to improve upon a 2018 executive order granting voting pardons to the 35...

 2021-04-21 18:48 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Going from unicorn to Wall Street may become more of a challenge...

It's been a good time to go public for high profile unicorns lately. Coinbase, Roblox and Airbnb are just a few of the major private companies to make their Wall Street debuts in recent months. But transitioning from a startup to a publicly traded fir...

 2021-04-21 18:29 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

'A perfect storm': These restaurants survived the pandemic. Now they can't find workers...

A few weeks ago, Philippe Massoud posted online ads looking for a cook to hire at ilili, his New York City restaurant. Typically, he said, 60 or 80 people might show up to interview for a position like that one. This time? Nobody. "That has not happen...

 2021-04-21 18:18 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Fire destroys Soda Springs home...

Fire destroyed a home near the Oregon Trail Country Club, east of Soda Springs at around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The post Fire destroys Soda Springs home appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-04-21 18:14 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Biden calls for businesses to give paid time off for employees to get vaccinated as he touts 200 million shots...

President Joe Biden on Wednesday touted the United States administering 200 million coronavirus vaccine shots since he took office and urged businesses to give their employees paid time off to get vaccinated, As a part of that call for time off to get vac...

 2021-04-21 18:11 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

How Dogecoin is like a Cabbage Patch Doll...

Dogecoin is tumbling after a stunning start to the year. Brian Brooks, the new CEO of crypto exchange Binance, says that's to be expected: Dogecoin is a lot of fun, and maybe even a good investment, but it's not the future. It's a novelty rath...

 2021-04-21 18:04 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Netflix needs a Next Big Thing...

Netflix is synonymous with streaming, but its competitors have a distinct advantage that threatens the streaming leader's position at the top. Disney has Disney+, but it also has theme parks, plush Baby Yoda dolls, blockbuster Marvel movies and ESPN. ...

 2021-04-21 18:03 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Iconic 'Be Someone' graffiti returns to overpass after months...

Click here for updates on this story HOUSTON (KTRK) — It's back! Months after being painted over, Houston's iconic "Be Someone" display has returned to its familiar spot. The famous graffiti was spotted Wednesday morning on the railr...

 2021-04-21 18:01 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Man threatens firefighters with rifle after saving his life, HFD says...

Click here for updates on this story HOUSTON (KTRK) — A man is being charged after firefighters saved his life and then he reportedly pointed a rifle at them. Houston firefighters responded to a home on Glen Lee near Glenvine in northeast Houston ju...

 2021-04-21 17:57 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Grizzly victim knew risks of living with bears, friends say...

Grizzly bears are part of life in the gateway communities around Yellowstone National Park, and backcountry snowmobile guide Charles "Carl" Mock knew well the risks that come with working, hiking and fishing among the fear-inspiring carnivores, hi...

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