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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents near the town of Riggins in west-central Idaho have been told to flee due to a wildfire that expanded to 40 square miles today. Nearly 600 firefighters are working to protect structures and build fire lines along U.S. Highway 95 and the Salmon River. There are 21 large fires burning in Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul stopped in Boise today as part of his Western tour. Paul spoke to nearly 300 people at Boise State University. He is also scheduled for an afternoon rally in Nampa that's followed by a GOP barbeque in Idaho Falls.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside. KBOI-TV reports the message "Destiny, Prom?" was painted in large pink and blue letters on the Side of the Black Cliffs east of Boise in May. It's since been painted over.

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — A nearly toothless, 25-year-old male grizzly bear that repeatedly broke into buildings in eastern Idaho has been euthanized. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the bear was not a direct threat to humans but its advanced age and decreasing ability to forage naturally increased the potential for conflict.

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