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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Education Committee has approved a bill that says parents have both a right and an obligation to take part in their child's education. Several parents also testified in support of the bill yesterday, with some saying they wanted more control over what their child does and doesn't do in school. One said she wants the power to opt her kids out of standardized testing.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ada County officials have identified the woman killed when her car struck a horse as 43-year-old Alma Sanchez of Emmett. She died early Monday when her car struck a horse, veered off the road, went through a fence and into a field before hitting a section of barbed-wire fence, then into 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 English says he was denied his psychiatric medication and placed in solitary confinement when staff mistakenly believed he was suicidal. He says Ronnie Preal was put in solitary and at one point made to strip naked because jail staff believed he was suicidal.

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen bounced from drill to drill, taking notes as he jogged around Washington's indoor facility wearing a purple sweatshirt and black hat with a 'W' emblem. No more blue turf. No more Broncos. Petersen had finally opened his first spring practice as head coach of the Huskies after leaving Boise State. It's the first time Petersen has been a head coach somewhere other than at Boise State.

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