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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idahoans will have the opportunity to donate to more than 650 nonprofits and charities across the state in the state's third annual "Idaho Gives," the 24-hour, online fundraising blitz. This year's event will take place on May 7. The fundraising — ranging from groups like the Idaho Youth Ranch to the Idaho Diaper Bank and the Boise Rescue Mission— will take place almost entirely on the web at idahogives.org.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Following reports that Idaho's U.S. senators had narrowed a search for a federal judicial appointment down to four men, the senators insist that they are interviewing both men and women. The Spokesman Review newspaper reports that Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo said yesterday that they both have legal backgrounds and are handling the search appropriately.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The College of Western Idaho has purchased a 10-acre lot of land at $8.8 million, twice the value assigned to it for tax purposes, but officials say they did not overpay. The Idaho Statesman reports that the head of the college's board says that she if she could go back she would have looked at the tax assessment and asked for an appraisal.

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park next week to see how the bruins' population is faring in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Biologists say monitoring grizzly bear distribution, as well as their food selection and other activities, is vital to the recovery of the animals in the ecosystem.

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