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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Democratic Party say a recent federal court ruling has limited their legal options to fight a second request from President Donald Trump commission investigating possible voter fraud. Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley said Tuesday that the best recourse is for Idaho citizens to ask Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to deny the request.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Republican candidates running for the state's top elected seats in 2018 are already collecting big contributions, even though the primary election isn't for another 10 months. Boise businessman and GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist raised more than $952,000 since March and the candidate himself donated about $378,000. Ahlquist's campaign says it's the most mid-year fundraising total for a governor's race in Idaho history.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former president of an Idaho police union was found guilty of stealing thousands of dollars from that very union. The Idaho Statesman reports a two-week jury trial for Mark Furniss concluded Friday after he was found guilty of stealing $11,134 from the Treasure Valley Lodge #11 Fraternal Order of Police. Furniss was a Boise police officer for eight years. His wife, Sara Furniss, a part-time office manager for the union, was accused of stealing $62,730. Sara Furniss has pleaded guilty.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — State officials say a bat has tested positive for rabies in southeastern Idaho and area residents should take precautions. Southeastern Idaho Public Health in a statement Monday says the bat was found in rural Bingham County.

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