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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho spent a majority of its share of federal emergency money intended to fight the nation's opioid crisis on treatment. According to an Associated Press analysis, many other states that have not expanded Medicaid spent their grants the same way. Idaho was awarded $2 million under the 21st Century Cures Act grant program, and roughly $1.2 million has gone to treatment so far. Every state that didn't expand Medicaid allocated at least 58.8 percent of their funding to treatment services.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A jury has acquitted a bounty hunter after he was accused of terrorizing a Coeur d'Alene family by threatening to break into their home to find a fugitive who wasn't there. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the jury took less than two hours to find 24-year-old Reed J. Alefteras not guilty of trespassing and disturbing the peace after he and two other bounty hunters tried to enter a home last year in search of a woman who had never been there.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - State and federal entomologists are tracking the spread of a tiny invasive insect that feeds on fir forests. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Idaho Department of Lands says the balsam woolly adelgid has the ability to rearrange the species composition of Northwestern forests, and it's already been found in northern Idaho. The wingless insect is from Europe and was first introduced to North America in the early 20th century. With no native predators, the bug has flourished.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State football coach Jeff Choate has made some changes in the coaching staff, elevating former Boise State standout and Bobcats receivers coach Matt Miller to offensive coordinator and primary play-caller. Jeff Choate cited the predictability of the offense in firing play-caller Bob Cole and reducing the responsibilities of offensive coordinator Brian Armstrong.

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