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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 19, 2014 at 1:31 a.m.



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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's Superintendent is urging parents to make sure their children's shots are up to date.

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. Public buildings, fish hatcheries, water intakes and other community resources are dotted along the route, and the grant will help the rural communities identify what could be at risk if an oil train derails or spills cargo.

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 from its residential neighbors. The new system is expected to save the company 170,000 gallons of water per day.

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say a semi-truck driver from Oklahoma was stabbed and had to be hospitalized after a man attack him with a knife. KTVB reports Nampa Police say the 45-year-old man stepped out of his truck when he noticed a young man near his vehicle. The suspect then stabbed the trucker in the chest and slashed his forearm.

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