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Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Threatens Idaho Town

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents in west-central Idaho near the town of Riggins have been told to flee due to a wildfire that expanded to 40 square miles Thursday, an 11-square-mile jump.

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Feds: Giant Burned Area in SW Idaho Can be Rehabilitated

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the agency has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a 443-square-mile area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers.

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$200 Million to be Spent on Sage Grouse, Regardless of Protection Status

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse

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No Charges for UI Football Players Accused of Stealing

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The Moscow Police Department is not filing any charges against a group of University of Idaho football players who took about $400 worth of clothing from the campus store after football coach Paul Petrino returned the items.

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Wilder Student Asked to Remove Confederate Flag from Truck

WILDER, Idaho (AP) — A Canyon County high school student has been asked to remove a Confederate flag from his truck because administrators worry it is a gang symbol.

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VIDEO: Teen Saves Father after Boulder Falls on Him in Idaho Wilderness

EAGLE, Idaho (KTVB) -- After his father was badly injured by a falling boulder in the Idaho backcountry, an Eagle teenager did everything in his power to make sure they both made it out alive. Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Eagle Middle School

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Forest Service Wrap Cabins in Foil To Protect Against Fire

NEZ PERCE, Idaho (KTVB) – Officials with the National Forest Service are protecting lookouts and cabins across the Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest from wildfire activity in a rather strange way.

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School Makes Guns Available to Trained Staff this Year

GARDEN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — This academic year marks the first that a remote Idaho school district will make guns available to trained staff members in the event that an active shooter is on the 300-student campus.

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California Man Dies after Pickup Struck by Train in N. Idaho

ELMIRA, Idaho (AP) — A 67-year-old man has died in northern Idaho after his vehicle collided with a train.

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Residents Told to be Ready to Flee Wildfire Near Riggins

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents along U.S. Highway 95 in west-central Idaho including those living in the town of Riggins have been told to be ready to evacuate Wednesday due to a wildfire that's on the move.

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Officials Seek to Limit Corporate Naming in Idaho Parks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials aren't ruling out that new state parks could be named after private companies that give large donations or sponsorships,

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University of Idaho, WSU get Grant to Map Wildfire Threats

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Idaho and Washington State University will be working to map where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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