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Idaho Lawmakers Challenge Validity of Governor’s Veto
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two lawmakers from eastern Idaho say Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter missed the deadline to veto legislation that would have repealed the 6 percent sales tax on groceries.
Montana Lawmakers Act to Combat Invasive Zebra Mussels
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have moved forward on a pair of proposals aimed at combating the spread of zebra mussels.
Bill Seeks to Allow Tribes to Kill Salmon-Eating Sea Lions
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress would allow some Northwest Indian tribes to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River.
Idaho Governor Allows $320 Million Road Plan to Become Law
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has allowed a nearly $320 million transportation funding plan to become law despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure.
US Temporarily Bans Use of Cyanide Predator Traps in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young boy and killed his dog last month after they checked it out.
Oregon Voters May Decide to Toss Constitutional Ban on Duels
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the next general election, Oregon voters may be asked to make an usual change to the state Constitution that harkens back to that famous summer day in 1804
Idaho Moves to Adopt New Rape Kit Retention Standards
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's governor has signed a rape kit retention measure into law that will create a statewide standard on how long physical evidence in sexual assault investigations should be preserved.
Lawmaker: Fight for Idaho Victims’ Rights Amendment Not Over
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A key legislative leader is promising to reintroduce a proposal amending Idaho's constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families.
Boise River Rising Along with Flood Insurance Policy Sales
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say the Boise River that's already past flood stage will be raised again as flood insurance sales spike in the region.
Suspect in Idaho Murder Extradited from New York
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 61-year-old man charged in the killing of an 18-year-old Boise woman has been extradited from New York to Idaho.
Police: Body Found in Snake River May be Missing Fisherman
POTLATCH, Idaho (AP) — Police say they may have found the body of an Idaho fisherman who was reported missing since 2008.
President of Mormon Church Leaves Utah Hospital
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church is expected to return to his normal schedule after being released from the hospital.