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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some lawmakers doubt that the state can reach its goal for 60 percent of Idaho's young adults to have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020. State Board of Education Director Mike Rush told the House Education Committee yesterday that the state currently stands at 41 or 42 percent. The committee chairman says that the current data doesn't give lawmakers much hope.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho law enforcement officials say it's getting harder to hire officers from outside the state that also meet Idaho's strict anti-marijuana use criteria. Vic Macraw with Idaho's Peace Officer Standards and Training told a Senate legislative panel that lax marijuana laws in states like Washington and Utah have narrowed the pool of eligible recruits looking to move to Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 20 northern Idaho officials are urging Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to ban betting machines known as instant racing terminals. A letter from the officials is the latest development in the fight over the legality of instant horse racing — betting on a previous horse race without any identifiable information. Roughly 250 machines have been installed in Idaho.

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — Police in south-central Idaho are investigating the death of a 38-year-old woman found not breathing in a garage and bleeding. Mountain Home Police say they responded to a report of a shooting late Tuesday night and began life saving measures, but the woman died after being rushed to a hospital. Police say officers were told that the woman was on the phone with a relative cleaning a gun when the shooting occurred.

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