Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.

Idaho at 8:30 a.m.


HELENA, Mont. — Wildlife advocates hope to convince a judge Thursday that grizzly bears living in the Yellowstone National Park area face too many threats to their survival to add trophy hunting to the mix. By Matt Volz. SENT: 849 words. With AP Photo. Will be updated from court hearing, scheduled for 9 a.m. MDT.


MANASSAS, Va. — One of the world's largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. SENT: 435 words. By Matthew Barakat.


SALEM, Ore. — A federal judge says a project to thin 2,000 acres of timberland in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can move forward. SENT: 307 words.


RENO, Nev. — A U.S. judge who earlier ruled federal wildlife officials illegally denied Endangered Species Act protection for a population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada in 2015 has reinstated the proposed listing of the bird as threatened until a new review determines whether it's on the brink of extinction. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 644 words. With AP Photo.


SPOKANE, Wash. — The trade war with China is making life difficult for many farmers across Washington state. The state's 1,900 wheat growers, who export the vast majority of their crop, are particularly hurt. But so are cherry growers who just harvested their highly perishable crop. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


LEWISTON — A conservation group bought a 4.5-square-mile (11.7-square-kilometer) ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep there. SENT: 276 words.


TRANSPORTATION GRANT-IDAHO: Idaho to receive $90M to expand I-84

BOULDERS FALL ON HIKER: 71-year-old hiker recovering after being struck by boulders

WOLF SHOT: Officials say rancher shot, injured wolf in NE Washington

IDAHO STATE-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win