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A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

A panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday rejected proposed legislation that would have required lawmakers to disclose some of their personal financial information.

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Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state budget.

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The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.

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The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):

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Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90.

Idaho Statesman

Police are investigating after a giant star at the top of Boise's official Christmas tree vanished on New Year's Day.

Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower says they reported the theft to police Tuesday morning after a video surfaced.

KTVB-TV reports that Darrin Walton was staying in a nearby hotel and shot video at 3 a.m. on Monday after noticing movement. Lighted branches on the 30-foot (9-meter) tree sway as someone climbs to the top and the white light of the star goes dark.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho city councilwoman to the state House despite concerns raised by local Republicans that the selection process may have contained serious flaws.

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Northern Idaho could get up to 2 feet of snow through Saturday.

The National Weather Service says starting Thursday moist air coming in from the Pacific Ocean will hit cold air that's part of an Arctic front over northeastern Washington state and northern Idaho.

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A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don't go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of those who do don't stay around for long.

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A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states' rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents during a cattle grazing dispute.

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Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist's campaign said Friday the Republican businessman has always been against breaching dams along the Snake River despite not stating that position when asked at a recent sportsmen's forum.

City of Twin Falls

Officials in Twin Falls say they were surprised to learn that the south-central Idaho area has been designated an official urban region years sooner than expected.

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Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

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