NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man with a large, rare tumor on the right side of his face is asking for help with the medical costs to remove it. KTVB-TV reports 18-year-old Lucas McCulley of Nampa was born with a rare and painful tumor that doctors told him was inoperable because it kept growing along with him. Now that he's older, doctors say removing the tumor is possible, but the procedure would be costly to McCulley since he does not have health insurance.
KAHLOTUS, Wash. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says oil has slowly leaked into the Snake River at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state over seven months. The federal agency, which operates the dam, said Tuesday that an estimated 742 gallons (2,808 liters) of oil leaked into the water in that time.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas says he will retire next summer after more than a decade at the school. Vailas made the announcement Wednesday during a monthly meeting of the Idaho State Board of Education. In recent years Vailas has expanded several of ISU's programs, including overseeing the creation of the Meridian Health Sciences Center and the school's partnership with the private, for-profit proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recent back injuries have prompted him to delay conducting interviews with candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court. Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire from the state's highest court at the end of August. Otter is expected to appoint a replacement before then and his spokesman says he plans to do so but that the back surgery delayed the process