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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company's running of an Idaho prison with a reputation so violent that inmates dubbed it "Gladiator School." Idaho State Police spokeswoman Teresa Baker said her agency was no longer involved with the investigation and the FBI has taken it over entirely.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late last night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building. That marks the fifth arrest this year for former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, who heads up the group pushing for the Legislature to add protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would allow Idaho farmers to use prison inmate labor when there is a farmworker shortage is before the Idaho state Senate. The Capital Press reports that the inmates would make at least minimum wage and some of their earnings would help offset the cost of transportation and security.

SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) — A former Lincoln County commissioner and secretary for the Shoshone City and Rural Fire Protection District is accused of stealing money meant for the fire department. The Times-News reports that prosecutors say Jay Loesche transferred money from the fire department's account to his own bank account, including $1,700 for repairs to his own truck

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