BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho isn't known for attracting political powerhouses during presidential races. However, what it lacks in clout, it makes up for being home to one of the GOP's wealthiest donors. Frank VanderSloot, founder and CEO of health care products company Melaleuca based in Idaho Falls, is being courted by GOP presidential candidates eager to benefit from him successful fundraising reputation. VanderSloot told The Associated Press that it's still too soon to tell who is going to win the Republican nomination.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild horse advocates are calling for a federal investigation into an emergency mustang roundup in southern Nevada where government officials say more than two dozen had to be euthanized due to severe starvation. The executive director of Protect Mustangs says the roundup was "supposed to save wild horses, not kill them."
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A fireworks vendor in northern Idaho has filed a tort claim against seven cities for banning the sale of fireworks over the summer. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Teri Krause alleges she's lost around $42,000 because of the ban inside the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. City officials had not yet had a chance to respond to the claim.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police are warning Idaho residents not to fall for a new phone scam where a caller claims to have kidnapped a family member. In the scam, a stranger calls claiming to have kidnapped the person's child or grandchild, and demands that ransom money be sent by wire in exchange for the child's safe return. The police department says people who get such calls should resist the pressure to act quickly.
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