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Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety. Uncertainty is causing TSA officers frustration and stress, KTVB-TV reported. They are required to work without knowing when they’ll be paid again, said Rebecca [READ MORE…

Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s March, occurring in Washington, D.C. Idaho organizers say the name was changed to “Womxn” to [READ MORE…

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

By The Associated Press SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country. The government said in a statement Sunday that the measure is to “shorten [READ MORE…

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won’t be another until 2021. It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when [READ MORE HERE]…

Juneau students choose Huskies as mascot for combined teams

By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — High school athletic teams in Juneau are getting a new mascot for three sports. The football, wrestling and tennis teams draw athletes from all three Juneau high schools. The Juneau Empire reports students chose Huskies as the mascot for combined teams. They also considered the [READ MORE…