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News Minute: Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. MST

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation allowing health insurance carriers to offer non-Obamacare approved plans, while also imposing new requirements for Medicaid recipients. The House Health and Welfare Committee on Monday agreed to give Republican Rep. Bryan Zollinger's bill a hearing _ which has not yet been scheduled.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho House has killed a proposal that would have allowed state lawmakers to nullify any federal laws, regulations or U.S. Supreme Court decisions The House voted 40-29 on Monday to spike HB 461. Rep. Paul Shepherd, a Republican from Riggins, says his bill is needed because he disagrees with the outcomes of recent prominent federal court cases.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Police say a man was arrested in downtown Boise after he stabbed another person in the head. KTVB-TV reports the stabbing was reported at 5:53 a.m. Monday

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the only area not yet invaded by the mussels in the contiguous U.S. is the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest that contains struggling runs of salmon and steelhead. The mussels can throw food chains out of balance by eating up microscopic organisms, and their sheer numbers in attaching to surfaces can clog pipes at reservoirs.

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