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US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 08, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump. The State...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated by former President Donald Trump. The State...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 01, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Idaho lawmakers prefer potholes over pupils April 1 The Lewiston Tribune Former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter was prescient when he warned lawmakers against raiding the...

US sanctions over pipeline from Russia deemed lacking by GOP

Feb. 19, 2021 23:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday added a layer of sanctions to a Russian vessel and the shipowner for their work on a new gas pipeline from Russia that is strongly opposed in the U.S. and eastern Europe. But the move was immediately criticized as...

Push to expand loans; Maine got potentially counterfeit N95s

Feb. 12, 2021 16:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator has joined an effort to expand loan relief for small businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said her proposal would bring expanded relief measures for one year to a...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Feb. 11, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: As good as it is, Simpson’s plan isn’t enough Feb. 9 The Lewiston Tribune Congressman Mike Simpson has released his commendable blueprint to save endangered salmon...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jan. 20, 2021 14:53 PM EST

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Nothing grabs a politician’s attention like a wallet Jan. 20 The Lewiston Tribune Corporate America is singling out the 147 Republican members of the U.S. House and...