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AHSAHKA, Idaho (AP) — Officials in northern Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a Dworshak Dam turbine. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a news release Thursday says the dead steelhead were found just below the dam during the past week.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are reconsidering how roads and motorized trails in a portion of the Sawtooth National Forest could harm threatened bull trout following a lawsuit by an environmental group. As a result, a federal judge on Wednesday put the lawsuit by WildEarth Guardians on hold until Feb. 14 while the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service analyze how motorized travel and climate change could harm critical habitat for bull trout.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a Boise police dog that was shot last week during a search for a fugitive has died. Boise Police Chief Bill Bones said Thursday that Jardo, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, died Wednesday evening after his handler noticed Jardo was acting unusual.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A former deputy fire chief in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa has ended his federal lawsuit against the city after reaching a settlement. The Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2f8iEol) newspaper reports former Nampa Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider and the city reached a $750,000 settlement. In exchange, Strosnider agreed to dismiss the wrongful termination lawsuit he brought against the city after he was fired from the job in 2014.