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DETROIT, Ore. (AP) — A growing wildfire is forcing authorities to close miles of roads, trails and mountains in north-central Oregon that was expected to be prime eclipse-viewing territory. The Statesman Journal reports that about 180 square miles (466 kilometers) in and around the Mount Jefferson area were closed beginning Monday and will remain closed through the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, which is expected to draw tens of thousands to Oregon.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Montana have identified the Idaho woman and two young cousins who were killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Deer Lodge. The Montana Highway Patrol says the crash on July 28 killed 61-year-old Cynthia Boone of Coeur d'Alene. The crash also killed Boone's granddaughters _ 12-year-old Olivia Tavares of Rexburg and 10-year-old Lexi Minish of Priest River. Two children were injured in the crash.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sent public record requests Monday to attorneys general in 10 states seeking any communication with the federal government about a program that benefits young immigrants living in the country illegally. The attorney generals in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia have threatened to sue if the Trump administration doesn't rescind the Obama-era Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a wildfire in Idaho grew over the weekend as strong winds propelled the flamers toward homes and other structures. The blaze burning Monday about seven miles southeast of American Falls has consumed 79 square miles since Friday evening. Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the fire has destroyed six rural outbuildings, but no homes had been lost. The BLM said the fire was human-caused, but no further details have been released as authorities investigate.
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