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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015

U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was scheduled to appear Tuesday before a military judge on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Bergdahl doesn't enter plea 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deferred entering a plea this morning against charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, after he allegedly deserted his unit in 2009 and was then held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years. Bergdahl was arraigned at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and made his first appearance before a judge.

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Report: Idaho misses health goals 

In a new report, Idaho scored three out of 10 on key indicators related to infectious disease prevention, detection and response. The state tied with six others for the lowest score. The report, "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases," was produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health.

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Weather: White Xmas ahead

The National Weather Service in Spokane issued another winter storm warning Monday — up to 8 inches of snow are expected by this morning and another 2 to 4 inches tonight. When asked for details on the weather between now and Christmas, meteorologist Randy Mann said “Snow. In one word, snow. We have more storms coming.”

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.