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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative panel has introduced new regulations for medication-induced abortions in Idaho that would require in-person counseling and an examination before the medication is prescribed. The bill would ban doctors from giving the abortion drugs unless the doctor determines the abortion is safe and appropriate, and also tries to schedule a follow-up visit.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents would be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit under a bill introduced by the House State Affairs Committee. Greg Pruett with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance says the legislation would not affect enhanced permits like those required to carry concealed weapons on college and university campuses.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have a little over two weeks to decide if they should provide taxpayer dollars to pay for the remaining tab on the state's illegal school broadband contract. Former Sen. John Goedde told legislative budget writers today that the state has received an ultimatum from its contracted broadband provider stating that unless it begins receiving payments for its services, Idaho's broadband program will go dark Feb. 22.

BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in northern Idaho say skeletal remains that appear to be human have been found by a hiker. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the hiker reported finding the bones yesterday afternoon. Deputies hiked into the remote forested area near Bayview and found several bones that appear to be human remains.

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