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BOISE — House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, turned back a challenge from Idaho Falls GOP Rep. Wendy Horman on Wednesday to win another term as speaker of the House, and Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, defeated Lewiston GOP Sen. Dan Johnson to become the Idaho Senate’s next top leader.

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A new mixed martial arts gym has quietly opened its doors in Idaho Falls. Owner Weston Barnes, 38, spent 11 years as a professional MMA fighter before opening Lionheart Mixed Martial Arts gym in September.

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BOISE — House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, turned back a challenge from Idaho Falls GOP Rep. Wendy Horman on Wednesday to win another term as speaker of the House, and Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, defeated Lewiston GOP Sen. Dan Johnson to become the Idaho Senate’s next top leader.

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The Idaho Falls City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night backing state and local public health district efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and declaring the city’s intent to enforce the state’s limits on the size of public gatherings.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday, one of several blazes that burned near homes and forced residents to flee amid elevated fire risk for most of the region that prompted utilities to cut off power to hundreds of th…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging at a record pace, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday and said if people don't comply the state's hospitals will be overwhelmed with infected patients.

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States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month, as U.S. deaths from the outbreak eclipsed 3,100 in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief warned Thursday that the social and economic impact of COVID-19 “is enormous and growing” and said it’s foolish to believe a vaccine can undo damage from the global pandemic that will last for years or even decades.