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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers will vote today on legislation that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state. The House State Affairs Committee listened to nearly 20 hours of testimony on the bill. It's the first time since the bill was first introduced nine years ago that hearings were held, but the legislation is not expected to survive the largely conservative committee.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new National Rifle Association-themed license plate could soon make an appearance on Idaho roads, two years after an earlier NRA design was discontinued for poor sales. The Spokesman-Review reports that the House Transportation Committee approved the new specialty plate yesterday afternoon, sending the bill to the full House.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically designating what areas are open. The change follows a 2013 federal court ruling in Boise that found the Forest Service incorrectly exempted snowmobiles from a 2005 Forest Service plan restricting wheeled cross-country travel to designated routes.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed a Belgrade, Montana, man who was found dead along a cross-country ski trail in Yellowstone National Park died of hypothermia. Park spokesman Al Nash told The Billings Gazette that there was no indication of foul play in the death of 52-year-old Merik Morgan. Morgan worked as a tour guide in the park.
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