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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 15, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents will have an extra five days to choose a plan from the state's health insurance exchange. Officials with Your Health Idaho have extended the deadline to Dec. 20. The enrollment period was originally set to end today. Exchange officials did not immediately say why the extension was needed.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are looking for people interested in becoming Idaho's next federal district judge. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge is taking senior status, a semi-retirement in which he will continue to serve the court but his caseload will be reduced. The move means that Idaho could soon have its first new federal judge appointed since 1995.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife won't be sentenced until late February so he can undergo a mental health exam. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Charles Capone's attorney asked that the sentencing hearing be delayed until Feb. 23 so that an expert can examine the 53-year-old Moscow, Idaho man and review his health records.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Kootenai County officials say the public defender's office will be moving off of the county campus and into another building. Commissioner Dan Green told the Coeur d'Alene Press that there is no security and no room left in the current county building. The move is expected to cost $110,000.

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