AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
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.
CHUBBUCK, Idaho — The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old boy who was shot by a deputy in Chubbuck Friday night was running from a traffic stop and engaged in an altercation with the law enforcement officer. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Idaho public utility regulators are raising tough questions about Avista Corp.’s sale to a Canadian utility. Their concerns could unravel the $5.3 billion deal. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.
RISING STAR PROSECUTOR
NEWPORT, Wash. — A ball of contradictions is the way the 42-year-old Pend Oreille County prosecuting attorney describes herself; a black woman in a traditionally white-male profession living in a rural, conservative county. She just ran unopposed as a Republican for a second term in the predominantly white community she grew up in. Dolly Hunt is good at what she does, a rising star in the Washington criminal justice system according to her peers around the state. An AP Member Exchange by Fred Willenbrock, the Spokesman-Review. Sent: 1,700 words.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — This year’s ski season will mark the 30th anniversary of snowboarding at Grand Targhee Resort as well as the resort’s 50th anniversary. While snowboarders abound on the slopes today, it wasn’t always that way, the Post Register reports. In the 1970s and early ’80s — the early days of the sport — snowboarders were banned from using ski lifts, both at Grand Targhee Resort and many other resorts in the region. An AP Member Exchanged by Ryan Suppe, Post Register. SENT: 1,100 words.
— LAW ENFORCEMENT-OVERDOSE REVERSAL — More law enforcement agencies in northern Idaho now have access to a medication that can reverse opiate overdoses.
—MISSING FAMILY-MONTANA CRASH: The Grand Forks Air Force Base says the North Dakota family killed in a crash in Montana was a U.S. Air Force family.
—CONDUCTORS LAWSUIT: Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court.
—HUMANITIES GRANTS: The Idaho Humanities Council has awarded more than $115,000 in grants to programs across the state.
—OTTER FAREWELL: Gov. Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour included visits to Boise’s business community.