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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are warning residents that their homes are threatened by a wildfire that's jumped the Salmon River in west-central Idaho. An evacuation has been ordered near the town of Lowell due to a 16-square-mile fire burning on the north side of the Selway River. Evacuation notices are in place in Bonner County as fires in Washington state edge toward the border.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The lawsuit was originally filed in federal district court in 2013.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Construction is about halfway done at the University of Idaho's new research facility after officials spent nearly a decade planning the project. The Lewiston Tribune reports construction on the $49 million facility at the Moscow campus began last summer and is slated to be finished by fall of 2016. Research vice president Jack McIver says plans for the building had already been in the works when he started at the school seven years ago.

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A malfunctioning air conditioner caused smoke to pour into Heritage Middle School in Meridian this morning. More than 1,100 students were forced to leave the building. Officials say the problem appears to stem from a faulty belt in the school's rooftop air conditioner. No injuries were reported.

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