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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Third-term Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc says he's retiring from the Legislature as he battles cancer. The Idaho Statesman reports that the 71-year-old Boise Democrat had a cancerous kidney and adrenal gland removed late last year, and he was due to begin chemotherapy on Sunday.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The federal Bureau of Land Management is postponing an advisory panel's scheduled March 27-28 meeting to make recommendations on wild horses and burros because of a dispute over public notice. A BLM statement says a board member threatened to sue the agency because it didn't provide 30 days' notice of the meeting scheduled in Salt Lake City.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world's largest active geyser for the first time since 2014. Park officials said employees reported seeing an eruption at the Steamboat Geyser in northwest Wyoming Thursday evening. Geologists comparing those reports to remote thermal sensors believe the activity could be a series of minor eruptions. Steamboat's major eruptions can shoot steam to heights of 300 to 400 feet (91 meters to 122 meters).

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Superstore company Fred Meyer says it will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in a statement Friday says it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns in nearly 45 of its more than 132 stores. The company says the firearms category represents about $7 million annually of its revenue and sales have been declining.

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