AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID
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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.
VETERANS COMBATING WILDFIRES
After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America’s newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded assault rifles and other weapons of war for chain saws and shovels. But, like in the military, they have camaraderie, structure and chain of command. And the occasional adrenaline rush. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 734 words. With AP Photos.
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have killed scores of people, damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes and cost tens of billions of dollars. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1227 words. With AP Photos.
OREGON ABORTION LAWS
BEND, Ore. — Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state’s abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states. According to data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week, Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed within the state — about 11.2 percent of abortions in Oregon were for out-of-state residents. An AP Member Exchange by Markian Hawryluk, The Bulletin. SENT: 844 words.
FBC-T25-Utah State-Boise State
BOISE — The Mountain West Mountain Division title will be decided Saturday night when No. 14 Utah State faces No. 21 Boise State. The winner will play Fresno State in the conference title game. UPCOMING: Game at 10:15 p.m. EST. 700 words.
BKC-UC Santa Barbara-Idaho
BOISE — Cameron Tyson and Idaho are set to face UC Santa Barbara in a mid-major showdown. The explosive Tyson has averaged 19.8 points to lead the way for the Vandals. Scott Blakney is also a key contributor, as he’s accounting for 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The Gauchos have been led by Devearl Ramsey, who is averaging 11.2 points, four rebounds and 4.2 assists on the year. Game at 6 p.m. MST.
MISSING FAMILY-MONTANA: Missing North Dakota family of 4 dies in Montana crash
OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING: E. Idaho sheriff’s deputy shoots boy during traffic stop
CRIME PREVENTION APP: City of Moscow rejects pilot using “neighborhood watch” tech