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THE TABLE: Idaho & its capital, Boise

It seems the state of Idaho was named after a steamship named Idaho, which navigated on the Columbia River. Originally this name was suggested by lobbyist George M. Willing, derived from the Shoshone language, which was never authenticated as he later...

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  • Food

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    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Diet and exercise

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  • Features/People

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  • Home and Garden

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Charlie (dog) Charlie has had a rough time in his short life. He was hit by a car when he was 18 months old and had injuries to his right eye, and now cannot see out of it. He was placed in a loving home but his human mom passed away, so Charlie is very sad. We are not sure exactly what breed Charlie is, but we do know he is adorable. Charlie loves playing with dogs close to his size and likes going on daily walks exploring the neighborhood. We are looking for a loving home...

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  • Lifestyle

    Phoenix Community Calendar July 3

    Event Submissions: Send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

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