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.

IDAHO-PUBLIC LAND

BOISE — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to more than 2.3 million acres of state endowment land. UPCOMING: 250 words.

ELECTION SECURITY-STATE GRANTS-IDAHO

BOISE — Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems. The commission on Tuesday released a report showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress to strengthen voting systems amid threats from Russian and others. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 452 words. WITH AP Photos LA206

WITH BC-US--ELECTION SECURITY-STATE GRANTS, a national roundup. WITH AP Photos.

LITTLE LEAGUE-NEW BATS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — New bat rules aimed at keeping the ball in play and pitchers safer are having another effect at the Little League World Series: fewer home runs. Until this season, bats were frequently made from reinforced carbon fiber polymer. The problem was that as they were used over time, the bats actually sent balls farther and at higher speeds — sometimes called the trampoline effect. By Tommy Butler. SENT: 630 words. WITH AP Photos.

IDAHO VOTING

BOISE — Recent data shows more Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many Idaho counties lag behind the U.S. average, which the Pew Research Center puts at about 56 percent. SENT: 245 words.

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