Utah: No change to plans for Medicaid with work requirement

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, protesters block a street during a demonstration against the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, in Salt Lake City. Utah officials aren't making any changes to their plans to expand Medicaid and institute a work requirement, despite a federal judge halting a similar effort in Kentucky in June 2018. State Medicaid Director Nathan Checketts said Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the state was awaiting approval for its proposal from the federal government and wouldn't change course unless directed to do so. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials aren’t making changes to the plan to expand Medicaid and institute a work requirement, despite a federal judge halting a similar effort in Kentucky last month, they said Wednesday.

The Latest: Massive Nevada wildfire human-caused

This July 8, 2018 satellite image from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows a wildfire, shown in red, also known as the Martin Fire, in Nevada, and smoke reaching to Idaho. The NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 sq. kilometers) of mostly sage brush, grasses and rangeland, an area almost half the size of the state of Rhode Island, according to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. (NASA via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in northern Nevada (all times local, PDT):

1 in 7 Idaho prison inmates are in on drug convictions

Prisoners are seen at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise on June 26. The Idaho Legislature’s Criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee hopes to have significant recommendations for lawmakers to combat the state’s prison growth when they convene in January. Brian Myrick / Idaho Press

BOISE — Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor told state lawmakers Tuesday that no one goes to prison for a first-time drug possession charge, saying a more typical picture is an addict who runs up three, four or five convictions before authorities give up and incarcerate him.

Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant

This Sunday, July 8, 2018 photo provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows a 5-month-old infant with dirt under their fingernails after authorities say the baby survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says the baby is in good condition at a hospital and calls it a "miracle" that the child survived the weekend ordeal. Authorities say they were called about a man threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs area of western Montana's Lolo National Forest. Deputies apprehended the man who indicated that the baby was buried somewhere in the woods. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP)

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A faint whimper in the darkness was all it took.

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be more friendly to the coal industry. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry.

Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

This July 8, 2018 satellite image from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows a wildfire, shown in red, also known as the Martin Fire, in Nevada, and smoke reaching to Idaho. The NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 sq. kilometers) of mostly sage brush, grasses and rangeland, an area almost half the size of the state of Rhode Island, according to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. (NASA via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that is generating so much heat and smoke that it’s now visible from space.

Kids play, learn in Utah church as family fights for asylum

In this May 31, 2018, photo, Vicky Chavez walks with her daughter Issabella in the First Unitarian Church, in Salt Lake City. Chavez, a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. four years ago seeking asylum from an abusive boyfriend says she'll continue taking sanctuary in a Salt Lake City Unitarian church where she's been for the past six months with her two young daughters despite being ordered to leave and exhausting her appeals. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months.

11 rescued after plane crashes on Alaska island

Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived the incident, and were flown to Ketchikan aboard Temsco helicopters and transferred for medical care. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said.

Montana family rides out storm under pickup

This Monday, July 9, 2018, evening photo provided by Brooks Photography shows a Cessna plane upside down with a storm cell cloud in the background at the airport in Plentywood, Mont. Photographer Taylor Ordahl told KULR-TV that the first storm lasted for about 15 minutes and a second one lasted about 45 minutes and dropped ping pong ball-sized hail. Officials say no injuries have been reported. (Taylor Ordahl/Brooks Photography via AP)

PLENTYWOOD, Mont. (AP) — A northeastern Montana family took shelter under a pickup truck in their shop while strong winds accompanying a severe thunderstorm destroyed their nearby trailer house, the Sheridan County sheriff said.

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