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David O’Brien: The path out of the pandemic

Pandemics have swept the world and plagued mankind since ancient times. The smallpox and measles viruses led to more than 5 million deaths during the Antonine Plague in the second century. The Plague of Justinian killed 30 to 50 million in the sixth century, and as many as 200 million people died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century. The 1918 influenza pandemic (“Spanish flu”) killed approximately 50 million people. More recently, in 2009, the Swine Flu, which consisted of several influenza strains, resulted in over 200,000 deaths.
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Rep. Scott Bedke: Happy Birthday, Idaho - Let’s celebrate and maintain the Idaho way

There is no better place to live, work and raise a family than Idaho. As a proud Idaho native who believes, promotes and lives our conservative ideals, I have known this my whole life. Now others from all over the country are discovering what we’ve always known. We are seeing unprecedented population growth as individuals and families move to all corners of our state. While we grow, we need to make sure we don’t lose what has made us the great state we are.

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