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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Local governments in northern Idaho are taking a close look at their emergency preparedness plans to see if they adequately address the growing number of oil trains rumbling through their communities. The Spokesman-Review reports officials in the region will use a $36,000 federal grant to assess the risk and update emergency action plans.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — School district health officials have confirmed that three children from northern Idaho have been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough. The cases come less than a month after a report of a mumps outbreak in the same area. Moscow School District Superintendent Greg Bailey says students at both an elementary school and high school were diagnosed with the disease.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say a semi-truck driver from Oklahoma was stabbed and had to be hospitalized after a man attacked him with a knife. KTVB reports the driver stepped out of his truck last night when he noticed a young man near his vehicle. The suspect then stabbed the trucker in the chest and slashed his forearm.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani says a newly installed reverse-osmosis filtration system at its south-central Idaho plant will reduce the company's consumption of water by 20 percent. The Times-News reports that the company is installing the new machine to help reduce complaints about traffic and odors from its residential neighbors in Hollister.
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