- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good morning! Here’s a look at how APs 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. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com or by calling the Service Desk (800-838-4616). Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

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Idaho at 9 a.m.


BOISE, Idaho - After securing a surprise victory in Idaho’s Republican primary, Sherri Ybarra -who proudly defined herself as a “non-politician”- now moves up to face Democratic challenger and political veteran Jana Jones in the race for Idaho’s top education post. Unlike the three GOP newcomers Ybarra competed against in the May primary, Jones comes with statewide name recognition and has already significantly outraised and outspent her Republican contender. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 510 words.


VANCOUVER, Wash. - Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal - the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long. The increasing numbers of trains, each carrying tens of thousands of barrels of potentially volatile crude from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, have raised concerns around the country after nine accidents in the past year, including one last month in Virginia. By Gosia Wozniacka. SENT: 840 words, AP Photos.


MOSCOW, Idaho - New University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has spent his first 80 or so days listening and learning from the communities around him, and now the newest Vandal is off and running. Having come to Idaho during a period of change and reform, Staben is confident the university offers a great value and education to its students and is ready to embrace the 60 percent post-secondary credential goal set forth by state leaders. By Sunny Browning of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. SENT: 900 words.


BILLINGS, Mont. - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee says he wants the Obama administration to address the “dysfunction” that is hobbling Native American health care and causing rising dissatisfaction over poor and delayed care on reservations. Chairman Jon Tester has invited tribal leaders from Montana and Wyoming to a Tuesday field hearing in Billings to air grievances about the U.S. Indian Health Service - a $4.4 billion agency that provides health care for 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 550 words.


JACKSON - Golfers and staff at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis encounter a wildlife hazard almost every spring that’s unknown on most of the United States’ 20,000 golf courses. Some courses are overrun by feces-depositing geese. Some are plagued by ball-snatching foxes. Courses in the South find water traps with toothy alligators. But in Jackson Hole the problem is bigger. Anyone at or near Golf and Tennis, north of Jackson, can often see wild bison, sometimes in herds numbering in the dozens, migrating west of Highway 191 and onto the course’s 278 acres during the spring. By Mike Koshmrl of the Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 480 words. Also sent sports lines.