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For the first time since the pandemic struck, Benewah County is under a mandatory mask order. The order is effective throughout northern Idaho and comes following a 4-2 vote by the district board last week.

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The deadline to enroll in new Medicare plans, as well as those with Medicare looking to make changes to existing prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plans, is December 7.

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The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church doubled down on donations this year to the St. Maries Community Action Partnership.

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The Idaho Department of Labor has installed new phone software to accommodate the increase in unemployment insurance calls the department has received since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, Nov. 23 claimants needing assistance should call (208) 332-8942. The 800-numbe…

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Local libraries are giving local children and their families an opportunity to play games and read together during Idaho Family Reading Week.

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The Nazarene Church’s Community Christmas Dinner, typically hosted at the Eagle’s Lodge, has been canceled.

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The Plummer City Council authorized $25,000 to purchase a new vehicle for the city work crew. Current vehicles are high mileage and suffering mechanical failures.

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Sylvester Trevon Tuggles, Jr., 21, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 70 months in federal prison for attempted robbery. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Tuggles to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Tuggles …

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A rollback in the Governor’s Rebound Idaho plan to a modified stage 2 has some local residents concern over it’s necessity, and the impact the rollback will have on Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings this year .

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Approximately half of Idaho students in grades K-3 read below their grade level according to preliminary state test results.

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The city has tabled an ordinance that would require business owners to obtain a permit to use sidewalk space.

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Idaho Fish and Game will set up lymph node collection stations in Benewah County as part of its plan to monitor for chronic wasting disease among Idaho’s deer population.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic may have put a stunt on Veteran’s Day activities this year for the American Legion Post 25, the group still plans to gather to show their support.