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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers on an economic outlook committee are predicting that the state will see roughly $3.8 billion in tax revenue in the 2019 fiscal year _ a more than 5 percent increase from the previous year, mirroring Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's revenue projections for the sixth year in a row. Lawmakers determine forecast early during the legislative session so that they can begin hashing out if they will also approve Otter's budget priorities.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's commission has asked wildlife managers to draft grizzly hunting regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the commission's action means grizzly hunting could begin this fall in Wyoming.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a woman who threatened law enforcement officers with a weapon in south-central Idaho has died after officers opened fire. The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Thursday says 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield died at about 5 a.m.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An environmental group is asking Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will do neither. The Center for Biological Diversity made the request Tuesday in a letter to Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore.

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