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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 13, 2014 at 1:32 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 11-year state and federal study of selenium pollution in a southeastern Idaho watershed has found the toxin is likely moving through groundwater. Some 700 sheep, cattle and horses have died in the area over the last several decades after grazing in contaminated areas. Researchers say the inactive Maybe Canyon Mine is producing the most contamination.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say they need more time before taking to trial an Uzbek refugee living in Boise charged with helping teach people to build bombs. But on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson asked the judge to postpone the trial of Fazliddin Kurbanov until April 27, citing the complexity of the case. Kurbanov's attorney hasn't objected to the delay.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — City officials in Sandpoint are defending banning the public from a meeting about oil and coal train traffic attended by three area mayors, a state senator, county commissioner and officials from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Sandpoint Mayor Carrie Logan tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that the meeting Thursday was for information only and no actions were taken.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Former state senator and longtime eastern Idaho broadcast personality Mel Richardson has died. The Post Register reports that Richardson passed away Thursday at age 86 after battling cancer since July. Richardson hosted a conservative talk show in Idaho Falls and was in the legislature for 20 years.

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