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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Republican Party elected its former executive director as its chairman. The Spokesman-Review reports Jonathan Parker will be the next Idaho GOP chairman after a vote Saturday. Parker was elected by a secret ballot where voters wrote down a candidate's first name. Parker was unable to attend the GOP general session because he was called away on an urgent family matter. Parker will serve as chairman until the next state convention in 2018.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels. Idaho State Journal reports that the states have partnered with the Bear Lake Regional Commission to boost inspection capabilities at two inspection stations run by Utah around Bear Lake.

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — A prosecutor has determined that the eight law enforcement officers who fired shots at a 32-year-old southwest Idaho man were justified in using lethal force. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs announced his findings Friday.

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in south-central Idaho say the finding of two bodies inside a residence in Burley is being investigated as a homicide. The Cassia County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a residence on Thursday evening and found a man and woman dead in the basement.

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