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Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MST

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 9:41 p.m.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 2,000 people braved a chilly drizzle and rallied at the Idaho Capitol to demand that public lands be kept in the hands of the government. One hunter at the rally said he doesn't think politicians fully understand the groundswell of opposition to transferring management of public lands to states. The Idaho Statesman reports that polls show a majority of Idahoans liked the idea of state takeover of federal land until they learn that doing so could cost billions of dollars annually.

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Officials in southwest Idaho say a plan to build bike lanes and pedestrian pathways around Lake Lowell that also connects the nearby cities of Caldwell and Nampa is taking shape. Canyon Highway District engineer Timothy Richard tells the Idaho Press-Tribune that the lake portion of the plan could begin this June. The goal is to create a system that connects residents of Caldwell and Nampa to Lake Lowell and the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Police in southeast Idaho say a law enforcement training exercise that involved multiple shots being fired led some Pocatello residents to report gunfire in the city. But Pocatello Police say officers responding at about 11 a.m.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department has a new police dog to replace a dog shot and killed by a suspect who also wounded two police officers. The agency announced Friday that the 2-year-old Belgian Malinois/German shepherd mix named Edo is trained in drug detection and suspect apprehension.

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