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  • Idaho, other states release food stamps early amid shutdown January 17, 2019
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has joined a growing number of states issuing February’s allotments of food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced on Wednesday that people receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive their February food stamps on Jan. 20. The […]
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  • Alaska House signs on to back continued funding for staff January 17, 2019
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The 39 current Alaska House members have signed a letter supporting continued funding for session staff until the House gets organized. The House lacks an organized majority and was warned by the Legislature’s human resources manager last week that a temporary staffing authorization was to expire the first day of session, […]
  • Hubble Telescope camera back in action after 1-week shutdown January 17, 2019
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera is back in action, after a shutdown of just over a week. The Space Telescope Science Institute says the camera resumed observations Thursday. It stopped working Jan. 8. The wide field camera shut itself down, sensing a problem with voltage levels. It turns out […]
  • Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial January 17, 2019
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial. The ruling from 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin on Wednesday means that Timmy Kinner Jr. will be committed to a state mental health hospital where doctors will […]
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  • Alaska Community Foundation announces $100 million endowment January 17, 2019
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Community Foundation says a campaign to create an endowment to benefit nonprofit groups has raised more than $100 million. Anchorage television station KTVA reports the total includes a $40 million gift from an unnamed single donor. The foundation on Wednesday announced the $100 million threshold collected over five years. […]
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83 January 17, 2019
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver’s literary executor, said she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The cause of death was lymphoma. “Thank you, Mary […]
  • Dozens arrested in Oregon drug investigation January 17, 2019
    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have arrested more the five dozen suspects in an aim to take down drug trafficking organizations in northeast Oregon. Pendleton police Chief Stuart Roberts, head of local anti-drug team’s board, told the East Oregonian the goal was to dismantle drug dealing operations in Umatilla, Morrow, Union, and Gilliam counties. The […]
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  • Get ready for the ‘super blood wolf moon’ … or not January 17, 2019
    Despite the hype, there's a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon.
    Christine Clarridge
  • ‘Pretty rare in January’: Seattle just set a record for warm temperatures January 17, 2019
    This has been the warmest first half of January recorded in Seattle, according to the National Weather Service.
    Christine Clarridge
  • Gallery Walk: Postcards from a trip through Pioneer Square’s galleries and graffiti January 17, 2019
    From works by a much-hyped young artist to paintings so powerfully vibrant they almost seem sentient, there's lots of exciting art to see in Pioneer Square's galleries — and streets. We take you on a tour (food break included).
    Brendan Kiley