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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The special session of the Legislature called to remedy the state's noncompliance with federal child support rules isn't the first time Idaho's lawmakers have had to come back to Boise after adjourning. The special session called by Gov. Butch Otter will be the first for the state in almost a decade, but 27 have been called since Idaho became a state in 1890. Lawmakers have until June 12 to pass the guidelines to prevent the collapse of the child support enforcement program.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A couple charged with the accidental shooting of a young girl in Chubbuck last year have pleaded not guilty. KIDK-TV reports that Rusty Lish and his wife Ashlee Lish entered the plea to charges of misdemeanor injury to a child for the death of 5-year-old Noelle Shawver. The Lishes' attorney declined to comment.
NORDMAN, Idaho (AP) — An elderly couple has been rescued after they attempted to flee their snowbound car on foot without coats. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Priest Lake Search and Rescue says Don and Sharon Kendrick of Usk, Washington, told searchers they don't think they would have survived the night if they had not been found.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the controversial animals have crossed the Cascade Range. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is still working to verify that the animal was a wild wolf that had migrated into western Washington.
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