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.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge is due to decide Thursday if two Rocky Mountain states can move forward with the first public hunts for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 in almost three decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, last month put on hold for two weeks bear hunts that are scheduled in Idaho and Wyoming. SENT: 309 words.

INL CLEANUP

IDAHO FALLS — Cleanup work has resumed at an eastern Idaho nuclear site months after the rupture of several barrels containing radioactive sludge. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

OREGON HIKER-COUGAR ATTACK

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials with guns and dogs will hunt for a cougar believed to have killed a woman while she was hiking in rugged terrain near the state's highest peak, a wildlife official said Wednesday. Diana Bober, who at 55 was an avid and experienced hiker, apparently fought the cougar with repellant, a sharp object and a stick, her sister said. SENT: 498 words.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out. Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday's game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the 17th-ranked Broncos. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1007 words.

IN BRIEF:

KNITTING FACTORY-FIRE: Boise concert venue damaged by fire and water