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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

SCHOOLS CHIEF BUDGET-IDAHO

BOISE — Idaho's top schools chief will no longer ask for money to create a rural schools network after lawmakers rejected the proposal every year the Republican leader has been in office. Instead, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is gearing up to make a similar but different pitch. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

READING TEST

TWIN FALLS — Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test designed to feel like a computer game. SENT: 350 words.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--T25-UCONN-BOISE STATE

No. 20 Boise State very quietly put together one of the more impressive performances of the season's opening weekend. The Broncos will have the opportunity to make a lot of noise over the next two weeks beginning with Saturday night's game against Connecticut. While UConn is far from a marquee opponent — the Broncos are more than four-touchdown favorites — the Huskies are still a recognizable program making a cross-country trip to serve as Boise State's opponent for the Broncos' 2018 debut on their blue turf. By Tim Booth. SENT: 619 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

MIDWIFERY CLINIC-EMBEZZLING: Northern Idaho woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

2 KILLED-VEGAS BOULEVARD: Police: 2 from Idaho dead after being hit by car in Vegas