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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities shut down a section of Interstate 90 near the Washington-Idaho border yesterday afternoon because of a leaking tanker truck. The truck was parked at a weigh station near Spokane. No injuries were reported, but the highway was closed in both directions for several hours. Area residents were also asked to stay indoors.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Republican Party says the Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff May be violating campaign finance law by having the Idaho Democratic Party pay for his staff. A Balukoff spokesman says they're only doing the same thing Idaho Republican campaigns have done in the past. GOP campaign finance attorney Jason Risch tells the Idaho Statesman that it's "abnormal."

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped from its cage Friday afternoon. The Idaho Statesman reports the snake last ate three weeks ago. Police urge anybody who sees the snake not to try to catch it, but to give them a call.

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — A former University of Washington golfer from Lewiston Idaho has picked up the only fully exempt spot on the PGA Tour Canada. Joel Dahmen took the money title to top the five Tour qualifiers in London, Ontario, this weekend. He tied for 24th in the finale at 3 under and earned nearly $81,000.

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