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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers will be headed back to work next month, called by Gov. Butch Otter to take another look at a child support bill they rejected earlier this year. A House panel killed the bill the last day of the session over concerns it could require the state to enforce rulings made in other countries under Islamic law. Idaho could lose millions in federal aid if the bill is not approved.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane county, Washington, health officials are dealing with a second confirmed case of measles, both involving unvaccinated patients. The Spokesman-Review reports the disease popped up last week for the first time in 20 years, and led to the second case reported yesterday afternoon. It's not clear how the outbreak started.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The east gate of Yellowstone National Park will open at 8 a.m. Friday, a sign of the approaching summer and an unofficial holiday for the nearby town of Cody. Park spokeswoman Traci Weaver tells The Cody Enterprise that Yellowstone schedules are always weather permitting and inclement weather could delay the gate opening. Snow has been cleared from most of the park's roads.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will use the money in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon to counter wildfire threats, invasive grasses and juniper trees encroaching in sagebrush habitat.
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