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By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 9:42 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Senate panel has agreed to exclude several references to climate change in the state's newest proposed science standards. The standards haven't been updated since 2001 and have been criticized as vague.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho secretary of state says Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist has promised to file as a registered candidate for governor following a complaint. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Monday that he received an informal complaint last week alleging that Ahlquist has been campaign while attending multiple Republican-sponsored events without being a registered candidate. A spokesman for Ahlquist declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House legislative leaders say they have found a palatable solution to funneling $17 million to repair Idaho's roads and bridges without hurting the Idaho State Police's budget. Currently, the Idaho State Police receives 5 percent of the first 29 cents of the state's fuel tax revenue. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said that his latest proposal would replace the fuel tax funding the Idaho State Police receives with 1 percent of the state's general funds.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's inspector general says the agency's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks. A report issued Monday says that Tim Lynn, Interior's director of law enforcement and security, acted inappropriately toward at least six female employees.

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