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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Coeur d'Alene man will spend at least 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two children. First District Judge Fred Gibler cited 32-year-old Justin Shawn Wheeler's "ongoing predatory conduct" in handing down the sentence. Wheeler pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual battery of a minor under 16.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Education Committee has approved a bill that says parents have a right and an obligation to participate in their child's education. Several parents testified in support, saying they wanted more control over what their child does in school and hoped the legislation would make schools recognize that parents, not administrators, are the final authority on a child's education.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ada County officials have released the name of a 43-year-old Emmett woman who died after her car struck a horse on Idaho Highway 16 northwest of Boise. Coroner Erin Sonnenberg says Alma Sanchez died yesterday of a head injury. He says her car was eastbound about 5 a.m. when it struck a horse, veered off the road and hit a rock wall.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Two inmates are suing the Twin Falls County jail saying they have not received adequate mental health care. Chad Allen English says he was denied his psychiatric medication and placed in solitary confinement when staff mistakenly believed he was suicidal. He says Ronnie Manuel Preal was put in solitary and at one point made to strip naked because jail staff believed he was suicidal.

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