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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management once again violated federal laws when it issued grazing permits instead of analyzing how grazing could harm sage grouse in four allotments in south-central Idaho. The decision is round two of a lawsuit that is challenging nearly 600 BLM grazing allotments spread across southern Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A third person has filed a legal claim against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction contending that he was sexually abused by two staffers while incarcerated at a Nampa detention center. The claim says the boy was 16 when he was sexually abused in 2009 by a woman who worked as a nurse at the detention center and another who worked as a medical assistant intern.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say the percentage of Idaho students attending public four-year universities who are defaulting on their student loans is increasing. The U.S. Department of Education also says Idaho's rate is 13.1 percent. The report released last week says Idaho State University is above the national average with a default rate of 15 percent.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups are urging a federal judge not to allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves through a quick, administrative fix. The groups told a federal judge that wolves in Wyoming should remain protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. State officials last week tried to address the judge's concerns by taking steps to make the wolf population guarantees binding under Wyoming law.
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