Good afternoon! 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. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to Stories should be in plain text format.

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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.


BOISE — Idaho sheriffs across the state are calling on Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to address a new driver's license system that they say has caused chaos and lengthy delays for hundreds of customers over the past year. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials have approved the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, but the proposal's fate remains uncertain due to a legal dispute with state regulators. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


SANDPOINT — An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho's new Organic Agriculture Center. The Capital Press reports the orchard, donated Aug. 1 to the university by Dennis Pence and his family, will be known as the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


PRIEST LAKE-LOTS AUCTION: Idaho auctions Priest Lake lots for $25.6 million

IDAHO CAPITOL-FLAGS MCCAIN: Idaho Capitol waited for directive from Trump to lower flags