Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.
A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Some TV and radio stations will receive broadcast versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
Idaho at 2 p.m.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BAN
BOISE — A panel of Idaho lawmakers has passed a bill banning affirmative action for state and local governments and public education. The House State Affairs committee passed the bill from Republican Rep. Heather Scott on Wednesday. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 490 words.
TRANSGENDER ATHLETE BAN
BOISE — A bill that would ban transgender women athletes from participating on public sports teams that correspond with their identified gender has been introduced in a House committee. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.
ISU FOOTBALL PLAYERS-LAWSUIT
OGDEN, Utah — A Utah county agreed to pay more than $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by two Idaho State University football players who said they were falsely arrested during a bank robbery investigation. Nehemiah McFarlin and Atoatasi Fox will receive $5,100 each in the settlement with Box Elder County, The Standard-Examiner reported Monday. SENT: 260 words.
SPORTS BETTING: Bill to allow sports betting advances to state House floor
WIFE SLAIN: Sheriff’s deputy who killed wife returning to Spokane
SPOKANE HOME SALES: Housing market in Spokane County remains strong
WASHINGTON STATE-AUDIT: Audit: Some WSU employees misreported time worked and leave