SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has excommunicated Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly. The group announced yesterday afternoon that Kelly's former church leaders in Virginia notified her of the decision. As the leader of Ordain Women, Kelly is accused of apostasy, which is repeated and public advocacy of positions that oppose church teachings. Mormon officials aren't discussing Kelly's case.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A dozen law enforcement officers who exchanged gunfire with an Arizona man during a chase on I-90 in northern Idaho last weekend have been placed on paid leave while the shooting is investigated. Kootenai County officials say suspect Marcus Rael remains hospitalized in stable condition.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Chairman Barry Peterson is calling for a special meeting to settle the party's leadership. Republicans failed to elect a new chairman or any party officers at their state convention earlier this month. Later, the state central committee decided that Peterson would lead the party for two more years. The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 9.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The owners of 76 cabins built on state land around a northern Idaho lake are suing over the way the state determined the land's value. The Spokesman-Review reports the lawsuit argues the state is including the value of improvements such as access roads and utility lines that renters paid to have installed at cabin sites on Priest Lake.