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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Navajo Nation wants a lawsuit against the Mormon Church over the alleged sexual abuse of four Navajo children heard in tribal court. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the tribe's attorneys filed a motion asking a federal judge to dismiss the suit until after it goes through tribal proceedings. Two men and two women say they were sexually abused in the 1960s through the early '80s while in a church-run foster program.

PLAZA, Wash. (AP) — As they near the halfway point of the harvest, Washington wheat growers say their yields are high but quality is suffering. Some fear they'll hardly turn a profit, even though they had hoped to improve over last year's crushing low yield.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota is looking for ways to save money in its athletic department, and it could include a change in conference affiliation. New school President Mark Kennedy is taking inventory of athletics after the department ended the fiscal year with a shortfall of about $1.4 million. He has ordered a campus committee to analyze several factors, including the number of sports, the costs of the programs and the conference landscape.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unemployment rate in July slightly bumped up from last month to 3.8 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday says continued demand for workers and an increase in people looking for work caused the rate to move from the previous 3.7 percent.

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