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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho gives his victory speech at the Idaho GOP Election Night Party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. (Otto Kitsinger / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:01 A.M.

Moscow residents tell Idaho congressmen ‘do your job’

new A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the Palouse Action League and LC Valley Indivisible. The chant was directed toward Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, who were not at the meeting.

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In this photo taken Oct. 26, 2010, corralled wild horses are shown at the Yakama Indian Nation near Toppenish, Wash. (Alan Berner / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:39 A.M.

Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho

Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a news release Tuesday says the capture will likely go through mid-April using a large-scale bait trap operation.

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Rick Shaffer, prime minister of Wallace, Idaho, is shown in top hat and finery at the annual Accordion Festival in his historic mining town, which is also known locally at the Center of the Universe. (Diane Reifer courtesy photo)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Huckleberries: From Dante’s Peak to Center of the Universe

Now just a darn minute, says Rick Shaffer, the prime minister of historic Wallace, Idaho. “Dante’s Peak” may not have received critical acclaim, but it was fun. Yes, Rick said, he received his “2 minutes of fame” as an extra on the set of “Dante’s Peak.” And, yes, Rick is the prime minister of the Shoshone County seat by official proclamantion of the City Council.

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