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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's health insurers say they're asking for steep rate hikes for coverage next year because of uncertainty from the federal government. On average, rates among the four insurers that sell plans on the Idaho-based health exchange are proposed to go up 38 percent.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Among Idaho's nearly 8,000 inmates, there are four who not only did their growing up behind bars but can expect to die there as well. They were sentenced to life without parole as teens. Now defense attorneys say recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that found such sentences are often unconstitutional could have an impact on their cases. Idaho doesn't have a standard process for reviewing sentences in light of new Supreme Court rulings.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. It will be up to the courts again to decide whether they stay off the list. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections from the approximately 700 bears living across 19,000 square miles in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming took effect Monday.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise firefighters say they rescued a drunken man who fell into a pipe at a construction site. KIVI-TV reports firefighters found the man stuck in a vertical corrugated pipe 28" in diameter on Sunday. Rescuers say the man lodged his knees and arms against the pipe to avoid falling into water. It is unclear whether the man sustained any injuries from the incident.

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