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HUNTERS, Wash. (AP) — Evacuation orders for people living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state have been lifted. KHQ reports that that Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney says the roughly 400-acre blaze near Hunters, Washington, is 10 percent contained as of Monday night. Stevens County Emergency Management says there are no longer evacuation orders for nearby residents.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho and Michigan currently stand as the only two states that don't require personal financial disclosure by state lawmakers or other elected or appointed officials. The Spokesman-Review reports Vermont legislation signed into law clears the state from the list that now includes just two states.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company called PetIQ has shunned publicity since it was founded seven years ago, but it's making a big splash now. The Idaho Statesman reports PetIQ began selling stock to the public for the first time Friday on the Nasdaq Global Market. PetIQ brings veterinary prescriptions and supplements for dogs and cats to grocery and big-box stores, and it's only the eighth Idaho company whose shares trade on a major exchange.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a wildlife activist who said his free speech rights were violated when a sheriff's deputy barred him from watching livestock agents herd wild bison into Yellowstone National Park. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that there was no legitimate reason to prevent the activist from observing the bison from a nearby gravel road in May 2012. A state court had earlier dismissed a misdemeanor citation against the activist.