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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Barack Obama is in Idaho today to sell the economic proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. It's the first visit Obama made to Idaho as president, though he did headline a rally in the state during his 2008 White House campaign. Obama was joined on Air Force One by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — While in Idaho today, President Barack Obama plans to meet privately with Naghmeh Abedini , the wife of an American pastor held prisoner in Iran. Christian pastor Saeed Abedini has been in Iranian custody since September 2012 and was sentenced to eight years for what was termed undermining state security when he attempted to build a church network in private homes.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say the theft of $100,000 worth of marijuana led to the contract killing of two Boise men. Authorities say 34-year-old Anthony James Robins Jr. arranged for the shooting deaths of 27-year-old Travontae Calloway and 28-year-old Elliott Bailey. The Idaho Statesman reports Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Shelley Akamatsu detailed the motive yesterday during Robins' arraignment.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Bonner County sheriff's deputy in northern Idaho has been critically injured after being struck by a tractor-trailer while attempting to make a U-turn on U.S. Highway 95. Idaho State Police say 29-year-old Alexander Hughes' 2011 Chevy Tahoe was struck last night. A hospital spokeswoman said Hughes was listed in critical condition this morning.

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