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Idaho at 8:30 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

BOISE — Lawmakers address reporters at the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview on Friday morning. By Kimberlee Kruesi. UPCOMING: 400 words.

CANDIDATE'S TAX CUTS

BOISE — U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says he plans to cut Idaho's sales, individual and corporate tax rates to 5 percent each if he's elected governor of the state. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

DAIRY SPYING LAWSUIT

BOISE — Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 540 words.

HIGHER ED-OTTER

BOISE — Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter offered a rare glimpse into his agenda for the upcoming legislative session on Thursday by announcing plans to ask lawmakers to create a chief education officer who would help make key changes inside Idaho's postsecondary system. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 385 words.

CHRISTMAS STAR FOUND

BOISE — The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn on New Year's Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found, officials said Thursday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 343 words.

MURDER CHARGES-SENTENCING

BLACKFOOT — An Idaho woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 30-year-old man in February. SENT: 290 words.

SPORTS:

BC-BKC--SACRAMENTO ST-IDAHO

MOSCOW — Victor Sanders scored 21 points, Idaho closed on a 15-0 run and survived a scoreless drought over the last two minutes to rally past Sacramento State 69-68 on Thursday night. SENT: 204 words.

BC-BKC--SOUTHERN UTAH-IDAHO ST

POCATELLO — Brandon Boyd scored 24 points and Jared Stutzman drilled 5 of 9 from long range for 23 as Idaho State pulled away from Southern Utah in the second half for a 93-78 win on Thursday night. SENT: 151 words.

IN BRIEF:

PAYETTE FATAL FIRE: Idaho couple found dead after fire destroys Payette house

SLEEP-DEPRIVED FATAL: Idaho man jailed 1 year for driving drowsy, causing death

SUSPECT DEAD-POLICE: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Boise

CEMETERY THEFTS: Man arrested after vases disappear from SW Idaho cemeteries