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.
BOISE — Many aspects of Idaho’s horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said. The Republican on Thursday made the remarks in his endorsement of a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races in the state. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 396 words.
BOISE — A ballot initiative seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices in Idaho that opponents contend are the equivalent of illegal slot machines is drawing the most money leading up to November’s general election. SENT: 362 words.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. By Rachel La Corte and Gene Johnson. SENT: 934 words. With AP Photo.
STEELHEAD-POTENTIAL LAWSUIT: Groups want steelhead fishing closed in Idaho
MADISON COUNTY-RANSOMWARE: Ransomware attack knocks out E. Idaho county’s system
IDAHO COUNTY-MISSING PEOPLE: Idaho authorities stop search for missing Maryland filmmaker
FATAL CRASH-YELLOWSTONE PARK: Body of Yellowstone crash victim found in Gallatin River