BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in the Pacific Northwest most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands through use-limiting easements or outright purchases. The Nature Conservancy says it received $6 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation that it's now dividing among local land trusts in Idaho, Oregon and Washington for easements or acquisitions.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — About half the kids in the preschool class at Burton Elemenary School in eastern Idaho primarily speak English. The others come from Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, the Middle East and elsewhere, and are still learning the English language. The Post Register (http://bit.ly/2mAVACn) reports the preschool program for English-language learners in Rexburg is rare resource for Idaho. Program leaders say it helps the kids succeed when they start kindergarten.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa have arrested two brothers on suspicion of misdemeanor child enticement. The Nampa Police Department says the brothers were arrested Saturday after someone called police to report a man was chasing small children in a Nampa neighborhood. When police arrived, residents told them that a man had gotten out of a blue pickup and chased an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, but fled when the children's mother came out of a nearby house.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some wheat farmers in the northwest are considering switching crops as prices slip below the break-even mark. Washington Wheat Commission member Gary Bailey told the Lewiston Tribune that some eastern Washington farmers are putting more acres into garbanzo beans, which fetch a higher price.