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There is a Lot of Plastic in the Ocean

HONOLULU (AP) — A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. The study in the scientific journal PLOS ONE says the plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces.

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Potato will be Allowed on WIC List

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a political victory for the popular potato. For the first time, low-income women would be able to pay for potatoes with government-subsidized vouchers issued by the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.

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Nuclear Power Plant Proposed Near INL

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An investment group is pitching a plan to build a commercial nuclear power plant in southeastern Idaho near the Idaho National Laboratory research facility.

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Terrier Saved by Boise Fire Fighters after Getting Stuck in Pipe

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier named Baby Dog had to be rescued after getting its head stuck in a steel pipe over the weekend.

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Idaho Trucker that Caused Pileup Fined $96

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A log truck driver whose initial collision with a Subaru resulted in a 44-vehicle pileup on Interstate 84 in January has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving too fast for conditions in connection with the accident.

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Boise Restaurant Didn’t Pay Workers Properly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal investigators say a Boise-based restaurant chain must pay $230,000 in unpaid overtime and damages to more than 50 workers.

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North Idaho Student Dials Wrong Number Activates School Lockdown

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho middle school went into lockdown after a student in a different building accidentally activated the alarm while making a phone call from a school landline.

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$350,000 Worth of Cattle Missing in East Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities aren't excluding modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared.

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Shift in Congress May Help Battle Against GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.

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Lawmakers Loosening Rules on Whole Grains in School Lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought.

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Former Idaho Deputy Facing Felony Burglary and Assault Charges

RUPERT, Idaho (KTVB) -- A former Minidoka County deputy who ran for county sheriff is facing a charge of felony burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

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Teen Crashes Car Into Payette River, Survives

BOISE (KTVB) -- A teenage girl is lucky to be alive after crashing her car off State Highway 52 Sunday night and landing upside down in the Payette River.

Idaho State Police say around 6 p.m. Sunday, the 17-year-old from Sweet was westbound in a 2

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