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BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Single people in Idaho earn half of what is considered a livable wage, while households with children tend to face even more economical challenges. The Times-News reports that livable wages for a single person come out to almost $14.50 an hour, or more than double that of Idaho's $7.25 hourly minimum wage. Idaho Community Action Network director Terri Sterling says almost 70 percent of Idaho jobs don't pay a living wage.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's chief scientist says a decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free park animals can be relocated to form new herds. Yellowstone Center for Resources head Dave Hallac says almost 23,000 public comments were received during a recent six-week public comment period on the proposal.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — A Mountain Home airman has been sentenced to life in prison for the March 2013 death of his 22-month-old stepson. KBOI-TV reports Richard Laubach was sentenced Friday to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Joseph Graham III. Prosecutors say Laubach and the boy were home alone when the boy suffered head injuries and broken legs and bruises.
UNDATED (AP) __ Rangers in Glacier National Park say they have recovered the body of an 18-year-old Idaho man who died in an accidental fall. Rangers say were notified Friday that Brandon Luis Avalos of St. Maries had fallen in an area along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Officials believe Avalos climbed over guard rails and fell about 100 feet.
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