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Feds fine northern Idaho business after teen’s death
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser, Idaho, in the death of an 18-year-old employee.

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Poll: Californians see drought as serious, more want limits
Half of Californians also said that in dry years, the state should help farmers by easing environmental regulations that protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the survey found 46 percent disagreeing.
Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what’s in food
Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what’s in food
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store.
US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action
The federal government is appealing a judge's decision blocking President Barack Obama's immigration actions to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans.
Idaho puts forward plan to protect sage grouse habitat
The plan complements Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s sage grouse plan for federal officials to consider as the government eyes protections.
Ports bustling again after tentative labor deal
Ports bustling again after tentative labor deal
At 29 West Coast container ports from Washington to California work was mostly back to normal, with additional orders for labor to make up for a backlog caused by a months-long contract dispute.
Japan’s farm minister resigns amid political funds questions
Koya Nishikawa resigned as head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries over an alleged 1 million yen ($8,400) donation to a ruling Liberal Democratic Party chapter headed by Nishikawa. He was a key figure in the negotiations over the new...
Appeal filed to stop logging on state lands that burned
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark says harvesting and re-planting helps to restore timber stands exposed by the fire.
Perez gives 2 sides in West Coast port talks Friday deadline
Perez gives 2 sides in West Coast port talks Friday deadline
If an agreement isn't reached Friday, the negotiations will move to Washington, D.C.
Colorado snowpack a bright spot amid Western drought
Colorado snowpack a bright spot amid Western drought
In western Colorado the snowpack is at 90 percent of the long-term average.
Employers appeal to dockworkers in West Coast port fight
Foremen handed dockworkers a letter from the president of the association that represents companies that own, load and unload massive ships detailing a third, comprehensive contract offer employers made Feb. 12.