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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an historic Idaho building are drinking bottled water after managers found elevated lead and copper levels in water coming from some taps. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the tainted water was found in Moscow's McConnell Building. Water testing indicated mineral levels were high on the building's third floor. The property manager recommends not using the water to drink or cook until the problem has been resolved.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Latino students make up 18% of the enrollment in Idaho public schools but their achievement scores continue to lag behind state averages. The Idaho Statesman reports researchers and state officials say improving Latino student outcomes is an urgent need because of their importance to the state's workforce. The Idaho Department of Education has left strategy for improving achievement to districts and schools with little success in two years.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after its Bureau of Land Management estimated it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds under control. Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse and six other Democrats say an update the department promised by July is three months late, and they need it to chart the horses' future. They say it's clear the current approach isn't working
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in eastern Idaho say a man piloting a small plane died after crashing in a field just outside the small town of American Falls. The Power County Sheriff's Office tells KIFI-TV that a dog in the single-engine aircraft also died in the crash on Friday afternoon.