U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and Idaho Gov.Dirk Kempthorne hold a signed memorandum at a news conference inside the governor’s office at the Statehouse in Boise Thursday. Idaho has assumed management authority over more than 500 gray wolves that roam the state’s central mountains under an agreement signed Thursday by Norton and Kempthorne/AP Photo by Troy Mabin. See Item No. 1.
*Idaho gets say over majority of wolf packs: Pact lets state authorize ranchers south of I-90 to shoot predators when warranted/Betsy Russell & James Hagengruber, Spokesman-Review — Ready, aim …
*Student with TB released from hospital: Second mass test next week; no one else at CdA High shows symptoms/JoNel Allecia, Spokesman-Review — So far, so good. (BTW, put your hands together for our newest SR/CDA bureau staffer JoNel Allecia, who replaces Susan Drumheller, who now is hugging trees in Sandpoint for the Idaho Conservation League.)
*Gun range expansion draws fire in Idaho: Bayview group blasts state plan for Farragut State Park project/James Hagengruber, Spokesman-Review — As long as they’re firing words and not bullets, there’s no cause for alarm.
*Net result: Live feeds to continue: Pilot program is successful; Idaho sessions stay online/Associated Press — Now, if Bruce Newcomb & Co. would do something about closed meetings, we could say that the Idaho Legislature has open government.
*Altercation between friends results in stabbing death: Investigators are awaiting accounts of 26-year-old’s death from witnesses/Thomas Clouse, Spokesman-Review — Another example of how alcohol kills.