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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker has been offered her job back after she was fired for giving a student a free meal. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week. The district said they offered her the job back in the spirit of the holidays. It's not clear if she will return.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — About 11,000 homes and businesses in northern Idaho didn't have power today due to snow accumulating on trees and power lines and causing damage. The Spokesman-Review reports that Kootenai Electric Cooperative was trying to restore power to about 6,000 customers and Avista Utilities was working on getting power to about 5,000 customers.

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Court records show that a civil lawsuit filed by a former Burley High School student against the Cassia County School District has been settled. The Times-News reports the girl and her parents filed the lawsuit after a former vice principal was convicted of sexually abusing a child. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise man accused of cutting a stranger's throat with a razor in August is pleading not guilty. KTVB-TV reports that Ada County Sheriff's deputies say 28-year-old Schmidt had been out of prison for two weeks before the attack happened after serving nine years for a burglary and grand theft conviction.

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