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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol was at a standstill Wednesday with only four days left in the legislative session, and it remains unclear when — or if— the Senate's 11 Republicans will return to the statehouse and end a walkout over a climate bill.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Check stations set up by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game with officers requiring all motorists to stop are violations of the Idaho and U.S. constitutions, a northern Idaho man said in a lawsuit.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — These Idaho lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.

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BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and exacerbated tensions between urban and rural areas.

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion clinic filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over two state laws it believes forces doctors to lie, including one measure passed this year requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho man has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he stabbed his girlfriend to death and buried her in their backyard, before also killing their two dogs.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — These Idaho lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — These Idaho lotteries were drawn Monday:

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — These Idaho lotteries were drawn Sunday:

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Dreams of more long, flowing mountain trails to zoom down on your bike are getting closer to reality with the soon to open Kelly Canyon Ski Resort bike park.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — These Idaho lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The 61-year-old accused of killing his wife and two other victims and hiding their bodies near his Caldwell, Idaho home is still at large two years after their deaths.