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Festive Feast Prices Down; Thanksgiving Dinner Cheapest In 5 Years

The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is down. Food prices are at the lowest level in five years. Let’s start with the turkey. The cost of a bird this year is down 2 cents per pound, making for a going rate of about $1.40 per pound. According to the American Farm Bureau , the cost of a big, beautiful 16-pound turkey is $22.38.

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Roof damage from last January's record snowfall forced the closure of the only full-service grocery market in the small Western Idaho town of Weiser. The company that owns the store has announced the location for a full-size replacement.

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At a time when the national immigration debate still swirls, Idaho’s need for seasonal agricultural work is rising. According to the Capital Press, the number of H-2A guest workers in the state could increase significantly.

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Thursday is Thanksgiving: a time to be with friends and family, eat too much and remember the things in life that really matter. But come Friday – Black Friday – all bets are off. Elbows are thrown in malls, people have been lined up outside some stores for weeks to get a big screen for a bargain basement price and all that affirmation we felt the day before about what matters is thrown out the window when we see a pair of moms on the news clawing at the last doll on a shelf.

Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Ada County

Nov 22, 2017

An alert is out for local health care providers to look for whooping cough in infants, teens and adults.


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An Idaho woman says an increasing number of abandoned pets been turning up near Lake Lowell between Nampa and Caldwell.

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Longer enforcement hours and higher rates could be coming for downtown Boise parking meters early next year. A proposal from the city would mean visitors would no longer enjoy free parking at meters on Saturdays in the downtown core.

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USDA Wildlife Services in Idaho is asking ranchers to report all cattle deaths and leave the carcasses undisturbed in an effort to preserve evidence and help investigators confirm a wolf depredation.

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A three-term Idaho congressman laid in state at the capitol in Boise the morning of November 20 before a final sendoff later in the day.


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The fourth Thursday of November is almost here, meaning people across the nation are preparing to travel for Thanksgiving. In Idaho, the vast majority of those getting out of town for the holiday will be hitting the road.


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Artist Pat Kilby is an oil painter.

“And I like to work in bright colors and kind of quirky perspective, little bit cartoonish I guess some people say,” says Kilby.

And he often would drive home on Fifth Street in downtown Boise and see the plain, white traffic box that controls the streetlight.

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