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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Democratic Party say they are negotiating a possible settlement in a lawsuit attempting to block voter information from being handed over to President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud. Dean Ferguson, executive director of the party, said Thursday he can't comment on the details of the settlement, but expects a decision to be finalized soon.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state man police say is involved in a northern Idaho shooting that left another man paralyzed from the waist down has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports that 30-year-old Tyrone A. Paul of Clarkston in a case that was unsealed Wednesday also faces enhancement charges in 2nd District Court of being a persistent violator and using a weapon in the commission of a felony.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads. Experts say this year could be a banner one for the 3-inch-long Mormon crickets, named after the Mormon pioneers that learned the bug's devastating effect on forage and grain fields. The swarms are affecting Idaho, Oregon and other Western states.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification of their protected status. The monuments were placed under review by President Donald Trump's April executive order.

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