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What’s in a name? In Gem State places, a whole lot of history and mystery

No small part of the charm of exploring Idaho place names and their stories is the sheer music of saying those names — whether staccato and amusing or long and sonorous. Who can resist a state that has a Picabo, pronounced “peek-a-boo,” a Wickahoney and an Inkom? There are also Eden, Bliss, Grace and Hope. The Idaho map is covered with magic if you have an ear for names and an eye for history.

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Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague

Valley County Coroner Scott Carver, who also runs the only funeral home in McCall, was recently appointed to the position after moving to Idaho from Lake Moses, Wash. He notes that although states have different rules, Idaho's laws don't prevent the remains of the recently deceased to be moved out of the county without family consent.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague

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