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.


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: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.


BOISE — Idaho candidates who don't file campaign disclosure reports on time should face steeper penalties and the state should take a more active role in enforcing those fine, a group of state lawmakers agreed on Monday. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 540 words.


SPOKANE, Wash. — A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 530 words.


SEATTLE — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. By Sally Ho and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 780 words. WITH AP Photos.


HONOLULU — A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack died Monday at age 97. Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn't. He spent the past few decades doggedly pushing for those unknown buried remains to be dug up, identified and returned to their families. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 460 words. WITH AP Photos.


RENO — Destruction of sage grouse habitat by a series of large wildfires has prompted a ban on hunting for the game bird this fall across a stretch of Nevada that is nearly twice as big as the state of Delaware. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 480 words. WITH AP Photos.


IDAHO DROUGHT: Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

WOMAN DRAGGED-PLEA: Idaho man makes modified guilty plea in dragging case

MONTANA WILDFIRES: Glacier Park wildfires see mixed weather, stronger winds

HOSPITAL CEO-NEW HIRE: Boise-based hospital system names new CEO

IDAHO SCHOOLS-SECURITY: Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

BLUE CROSS-OPIOIDS: Blue Cross makes steps to combat opioid crisis