Stories you need to know as you end your week




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•Maxed out minimum
A proposal to raise Idaho’s $7.25-an-hour minimum wage won’t get a hearing this year due to lack of political support.

•Free but separated 

The wife a Boise pastor recently released from Iranian prison has filed papers to separate from him. She alleges abuse.

•Militant shot
The FBI has released video of a shooting of a confrontation between militants occupying a wildlife reserve in Oregon that left one dead.

•Economy sluggish
The U.S. economy barely grew in the last quarter of 2015, raising concerns about 2016.

•The Trump show
The Republicans held yet another debate last night without GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump who held his own event.