BC-ID–Idaho News Coverage Advisory at 9:15 am, ID

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Idaho at 9:15 a.m.

IDAHO POWER-SAVINGS PROGRAM

BOISE — Idaho Power Co.’s programs to trim summer electricity use when demand skyrockets may have been saved, but customers would have less financial incentive to participate and won’t get as much warning when air conditioners and irrigation pumps are being shut off. The provisions are part of a tentative agreement announced by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. By John Miller. SENT: 410 words.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE BROKERS

UNDATED — This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers. New Hampshire’s insurance commissioner sent a cease-and-desist letter last week to an Arizona company he accused of building a website to mislead health care shoppers into thinking it was the official marketplace. The site was taken down Friday. By By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 1200 words, photos.

Also:

IMMIGRATION SCAM — A federal grand jury has indicted a southern Idaho woman after prosecutors said she cheated immigrants out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be an immigration attorney. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

POT BUST-SENTENCE; ZOO BOISE-PATAS MONKEYS; CONTROLLER-WOOLF; PUBLIC SAFETY-MALLARD

SPORTS:

BOISE ST-RESURGENT DEFENSE

BOISE — It’s taken two months and some rocky performances along the way, but the young defense for Boise State is beginning to show signs of improvement. In the last two games, the Broncos defense has notched more quarterback sacks, yielded fewer points and forced more turnovers than the first four games. By Todd Dvorak. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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