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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt is engaged to be married to Francee Reilly of Boise later this summer. The 88-year-old Batt tells The Associated Press he'll disclose the date and location of the wedding eventually. In September, Batt's first wife, Jacque Batt, died of natural causes. The two had been married for 66 years.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idahoans will have the opportunity on May 7 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. 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

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 reports that Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo said 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 community college's board chairwoman Mary Niland said yesterday that she if she could go back she would have looked at the tax assessment and asked for an appraisal.

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