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WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is not recommending changes to Arizona's Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The reserve west of the Grand Canyon is the fifth Zinke has removed from an ongoing review of national monuments for possible elimination or reduction. Zinke is reviewing 27 national monuments designated by previous presidents. President Donald Trump has ordered the review, saying many monument designations are unwarranted land grabs by the federal government.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Many small museums in southern Idaho are trying to preserve items from the past such as covered wagons and log cabins with financial backing that ranges from thousands of dollars to zero. Officials say the future for some local history museums is shaky with money and manpower hard to get.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has ordered two teenagers to undergo psychological evaluations to determine whether they are competent to stand trial in to the shooting death of a man they were camping with. The Lewiston Tribune reports attorneys for 18-year-old Matthew McKetta and 17-year-old Keagan C. Tennant filed to seek the psychological evaluations and the court granted the evaluations.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison capture facility into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility after livestock and animal health officials resisted efforts to ship potentially disease-carrying bison across Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports park officials announced that they would bring space up to federal and state standards to open a facility where animals could be certified free of brucellosis. The disease causes animals to abort calves.
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