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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal court in has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Monday granted the temporary restraining order sought by Western Watersheds Project and WildEarth Guardians in a lawsuit filed last month against the U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials have approved auctioning 10 commercial properties, including one with a $1 million price drop. The Idaho Land Board voted 4-1 to sell the properties as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials say they'll crack down on residents along popular northern Idaho waterways who illegally put out buoys that property owners say are needed to stop boaters who ignore no-wake zones. The Idaho Department of Lands presented to the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday a problem on the Spokane River and Hayden Lake that involves the public's right to use state-managed public waters.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Police in northern Idaho say two people are dead and a third person is in the hospital following an altercation. According to Lewiston Police, law enforcement officials are looking statewide for 73-year-old Richard Carlin of Lewiston as a person of interest connected to the homicide case.

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