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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

November 14, 2018

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.

GIANT FLAG

POST FALLS — Northern Idaho officials have taken an initial step to allow a giant American flag to fly at a Post Falls business. UPCOMING: 250 words.

BRIDGE-EXPLOSIVES FOUND

BOISE — Idaho transportation officials say bridge inspectors found two undetonated explosive devices underwater at the base of a bridge that spans the Snake River near Nampa. Both devices were removed and destroyed by military experts, and a sweep of the area did not turn up any additional explosives. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 435 words.

TEACHERS-OFFENSIVE COSTUMES

MIDDLETON — Parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at a school board meeting held by a district where 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a “border wall.” SENT: 420 words.

IDAHO STATESMAN-RESTRUCTURED

BOISE — The McClatchy Company has restructured the newsroom leadership positions at the Idaho Statesman, eliminating the executive editor position held by Rhonda Prast and naming Nate Poppino as interim local editor. SENT: 300 words.

WHEAT CROP

LEWISTON — Officials say farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging. SENT: 348 words.

KILLINGS BY POLICE-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and was later fatally shot by officers was found by use of a tracking device he had unknowingly taken from the store during the robbery, police in Oklahoma City said Tuesday. By Ken Miller. SENT: 353 words.

SPORTS:

BC-BKC--NICHOLLS-IDAHO

MOSCOW — Gavin Peppers scored seven of his 21 points in the final seconds as Nicholls held off Idaho 83-80 on Tuesday night. SENT: 164 words.

ALSO:

MERIDIAN MURDER-SUICIDE: Idaho woman dies after domestic violence shooting

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