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Idaho set to advance to Phase 3 on Saturday

BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little announced Thursday that Idaho is set to move into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on Saturday. Little’s “Idaho Rebounds” plan has set a two-week time frame for each phase. The state is…

Skiing in Colorado to resume this week

DENVER (AP) — Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to reopen after a more than two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Arapahoe Basin will open…

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring…

Some recreational fishing set to reopen in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After two months of closures because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, many of Washington state’s coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on Tuesday, officials said. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said marine areas…

Leaders search for optimism amid coronavirus pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — As families in the U.S. and elsewhere marked Mother’s Day in a time of social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, world leaders projected optimism they could loosen lockdowns while controlling a potential second wave…

Court cuts fine for burn pile that included animals

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon ranching couple, fined nearly $18,000 for creating an illegal burn pile that included 40 dead animals, contested the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s penalty and won. A judge reduced the fine to $3,000 because…