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False claims of antifa protesters plague small U.S. cities

Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:02pm

In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities across America.

Another Asian giant hornet found in northwestern Washington

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:55pm

A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here.

Friend discusses mysterious deaths, an earthquake, confronting Chad and Lori and her message for them now

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 29th - 7:22am

It was Oct. 19, 2019. Melanie Gibb was in Arizona when she received a text message from a friend who had learned on social media that Tammy Daybell had died.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:06pm

Washington state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims amid the COVID-19 crisis, officials said Thursday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:20am

Paulette Jordan won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The former Idaho lawmaker and 2018 gubernatorial nominee will face incumbent Sen. Jim Risch, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary and will be heavily favored in November in conservative Idaho. Risch chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has been an avid supporter of President Donald Trump. U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher also won their Republican primaries. Simpson is seeking a 12th term while Fulcher is seeking a second. They will be heavily favored in November. Idaho’s 2020 primary became the state’s first mail-in primary due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:40am

Paulette Jordan won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The former Idaho lawmaker and 2018 gubernatorial nominee will face incumbent Sen. Jim Risch, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary and will be heavily favored in November in conservative Idaho. Risch chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has been an avid supporter of President Donald Trump. U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher also won their Republican primaries. Simpson is seeking a 12th term while Fulcher is seeking a second. They will be heavily favored in November. Idaho’s 2020 primary became the state’s first mail-in primary due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Latest: Fulcher wins 1st District GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:31pm

The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local):

Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:27pm

Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:20am

Idaho is holding its first mail-in primary because of the coronavirus pandemic, and a federal court ruling is allowing voters an extra week to request ballots. What effect that has on who will be on the November ballot will be made clear late Tuesday when officials start releasing results. Former 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Paulette Jordan of Plummer is running against former congressional candidate Jim Vandermaas for a chance to challenge Republican Sen. Jim Risch in November. Jordan garnered national attention in 2018 when she sought to become the first Native American governor in the United States.    

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:40am

Idaho is holding its first mail-in primary because of the coronavirus pandemic, and a federal court ruling is allowing voters an extra week to request ballots. What effect that has on who will be on the November ballot will be made clear late Tuesday when officials start releasing results. Former 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Paulette Jordan of Plummer is running against former congressional candidate Jim Vandermaas for a chance to challenge Republican Sen. Jim Risch in November. Jordan garnered national attention in 2018 when she sought to become the first Native American governor in the United States.    

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:20am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee late Sunday ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard following vandalism and theft in stores and shopping malls in multiple cities after protests over the killing of George Floyd. Inslee had previously authorized 400 troops for Seattle and 200 troops for Bellevue. On Saturday night people smashed downtown Seattle store fronts and stole items from many businesses, tossing mannequins into the street. On Sunday there were thefts in stores and shopping malls in Bellevue, Spokane, Tukwila and Renton. Portland, Oregon, also again saw large rallies, and police used tear gas to disperse crowds. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 1:40am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee late Sunday ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard following vandalism and theft in stores and shopping malls in multiple cities after protests over the killing of George Floyd. Inslee had previously authorized 400 troops for Seattle and 200 troops for Bellevue. On Saturday night people smashed downtown Seattle store fronts and stole items from many businesses, tossing mannequins into the street. On Sunday there were thefts in stores and shopping malls in Bellevue, Spokane, Tukwila and Renton. Portland, Oregon, also again saw large rallies, and police used tear gas to disperse crowds. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:40am

Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle was closed Sunday afternoon because of George Floyd protest activity, the second day in arrow the main north-south freeway on the West Coast was shut down because of violence and looting in the Northwest’s largest city. And the mayor of Bellevue, Washington, declared an emergency Sunday evening because of violence and looting and said she was enacting a 5:30 p.m. curfew for the downtown area of the city east of Seattle. Bellevue Police said dozens of people broke into Bellevue Square, a large shopping mall. Officers entered the facility and chased looters out. Police urged people to avoid the area.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 1:20am

Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle was closed Sunday afternoon because of George Floyd protest activity, the second day in arrow the main north-south freeway on the West Coast was shut down because of violence and looting in the Northwest’s largest city. And the mayor of Bellevue, Washington, declared an emergency Sunday evening because of violence and looting and said she was enacting a 5:30 p.m. curfew for the downtown area of the city east of Seattle. Bellevue Police said dozens of people broke into Bellevue Square, a large shopping mall. Officers entered the facility and chased looters out. Police urged people to avoid the area.

The Latest: Portland police arrest more than 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 4:40pm

The Latest on protests in the Northwest sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 3:40am

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5 p.m. curfew for the entire city Saturday and Washingon Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard after rioters torched police vehicles and spilled onto Interstate 5, forcing the freeway’s temporary closure through the central part of the Northwest’s largest city. Thousands of people had gathered peacefully in the rain to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but some later broke windows, tagged buildings and set fires. Police at times deployed flash bangs to disperse crowds and pepper-sprayed demonstrators who got close to police lines. Although many dispersed dozens remained downtown after curfew setting fires and breaking into retail stores while police fired gas and arrested at least one person.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:20am

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5 p.m. curfew for the entire city Saturday and Washingon Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard after rioters torched police vehicles and spilled onto Interstate 5, forcing the freeway’s temporary closure through the central part of the Northwest’s largest city. Thousands of people had gathered peacefully in the rain to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but some later broke windows, tagged buildings and set fires. Police at times deployed flash bangs to disperse crowds and pepper-sprayed demonstrators who got close to police lines. Although many dispersed dozens remained downtown after curfew setting fires and breaking into retail stores while police fired gas and arrested at least one person.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:20am

New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected community that makes up a third of the state’s cases where the race is known. The Idaho Statesman reported that data collected from all seven Idaho public health districts has shown a majority of the people who have contracted the coronavirus in multiple Magic Valley counties are Latino. Lincoln County had the highest percentage in the Magic Valley region, with Latinos making up 78% of the county’s 33 COVID-19 cases. The data says outbreaks in food processing plants may be driving the increasing cases.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:40am

New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected community that makes up a third of the state’s cases where the race is known. The Idaho Statesman reported that data collected from all seven Idaho public health districts has shown a majority of the people who have contracted the coronavirus in multiple Magic Valley counties are Latino. Lincoln County had the highest percentage in the Magic Valley region, with Latinos making up 78% of the county’s 33 COVID-19 cases. The data says outbreaks in food processing plants may be driving the increasing cases.