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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 700 firefighters supported by 39 fire engines and aircraft continue to battle wildfires near Kamiah in northern Idaho. Containment is only 30 percent on the fires that have scorched 61 square miles. In west-central Idaho, federal officials closed a portion of the Payette National Forest due to a 10-square mile fire burning about 20 miles northwest of McCall.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his infantry post and was held by the Taliban for five years, says callous statements Donald Trump is making about his client are threatening the soldier's right to a fair trial. In a town hall this week, the GOP presidential candidate called Bergdahl a "dirty, rotten traitor" and denounced the Obama administration's decision to exchange Bergdahl in 2014 for five Taliban leaders.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Bonneville County's mental health court is one of four chosen as training sites for a national program. The Post Register reports District Seven Mental Health Court coordinator Eric Olsen says a video of Bonneville County mental health court is used in training across the country, and he's helped start or improve similar systems in other areas.

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) — Among the images of destruction that have come from the wildfires tearing up the West is one showing an act of kindness by a family of dogs in Idaho. The photo, taken in wildfire-ravaged Kamiah by Louis Armstrong on Monday, shows a sheep dog and two puppies standing guard at the body of a fawn. The dogs belong to a neighbor.

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