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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is starting the process of taking over wastewater permitting from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, under a law that quietly cleared the Idaho Legislature earlier this year. The Spokesman-Review reports the change means Idaho will have to add an estimated 25 employees to the state Department of Environmental Quality over the next eight years.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have come up with a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds. The groups are the Fort Peck Indian Reservation's Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Prairie Reserve.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 38-year-old Twin Falls man and his 17-year-old son are each blaming the other for a pharmacy robbery. The Times-News reports 38-year-old Dana Merrick and his son were charged Friday for the March 10 robbery of a Kmart pharmacy. Court records say Merrick told investigators he went to Kmart with his son but didn't know the robbery was going to take place. The teen told officers his father told him to rob the pharmacy.
REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho man who served in World War II has been honored with a medal from Norway. The Post Register reports 90-year-old Darrell Neville was presented with the Defense Medal for his service during the Allied liberation of Norway. Rexburg Mayor Richard Woodland also presented Neville with a key to the city.
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