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Idaho at 2:30 p.m.

EXCHANGE LONGTIME LOGGER

SANDPOINT, Idaho — "Insanity." That might be the first word that comes to Doug Cook's mind when asked what kept him in the timber industry for 50 years, but it was not his only answer. By Mary Malone of the Bonner County Daily Bee. SENT: 860 words with AP Photo.

IN BRIEF

IDAHO WILDFIRE — A western Idaho wildfire near the border of Washington state and Oregon has forced area evacuations and destroyed one building.

PAYETTE RIVER DROWNING — Authorities say a 34-year-old man has drowned in the Payette River.

INVASIVE WEED-LAKE COEUR D'ALENE — State officials say they've found an invasive, noxious weed in Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.