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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city council in the Coeur d'Alene suburb of Dalton Gardens is considering using contraceptive vaccines to curb a growing deer population. Incoming Mayor Steve Roberge says the council will discuss birth control rather than rely on trapping or hunting to reduce animal population.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho wants to dust off a 14-foot mammoth and a giant ground sloth skeleton after securing a $500,000 grant. The Post Register reports that museum officials plan to use the National Endowment for the Humanities grant to finance a 20,000-square-foot expansion.

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A window painting of a Nativity scene has been removed from the Rupert post office after a national watchdog group said it violated the separation of church and state. The Times-News reports that the Freedom From Religion Foundation said the life-size window painting didn't belong on public property.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Idaho due to a powerful windstorm in the northern part of the state in November. Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Dec. 7 declared a state of emergency with the estimated damage at $2.6 million.

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