Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 9, 2015 at 1:31 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Canadian company proposing a gold mine in central Idaho says it's undeterred by a U.S. Geological Survey study that found more extensive pollution than previously thought from historic mining in the area. Midas Gold Corp.'s President and CEO says the 4.6 million ounces of gold the company expects to recover near the town of Yellow Pine means cleaning up a century worth of past mining activities as part of the project is feasible.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police are investigating after vandals scrawled the words "hunt camp?" across the front of the Islamic Center of Twin Falls. The Times-News reports that an Islamic Center spokesman says it is unclear what hunt camp means, but it is clearly disparaging. He says the words have been painted over and many have come to show support to the Muslim community in Twin Falls.

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Post Falls man will spend at least one year in jail for a BB gun shooting rampage that caused an estimated $18,000 in damage. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Cody G. DeVaughn pleaded guilty to shooting out the windows of at least 20 vehicles and three homes in May.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal agency says Idaho ranks second in the nation based on the percent of residents who volunteer. The Corporation for National and Community Service released a report saying 36 percent of Idaho residents volunteered in 2014. The agency says Utah ranks first in the nation in volunteering.

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