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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

July 5, 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.


COEUR D’ALENE — Idaho officials say they’ve intercepted more boats with invasive mussels so far this year than in any previous year counting through the end of the season. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BOISE — Little Ruya Kadir had sparkling eyes, a few basic belongings and not much else when she arrived in Boise, Idaho more than two years ago. But at just six months old, she had the most important thing: A mother who loved her so fiercely that she left behind her homeland, her husband and everything she knew so Ruya would grow up in a safe place. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 812 words. With AP Photos.


HAYDEN — On June 8, 2017, a man named Alex Spooner walked into a pawn shop in Hayden, Idaho. He looked at some of the shop’s pistols, which were kept in a glass case. Eight days later, one of those guns was used in a shooting in Chicago. Spooner’s story illustrates how, at alarming speed, guns can move into the black market, over state borders, into the hands of felons and be used to commit crimes. And though it wasn’t Spooner who shot the gun, that didn’t stop him from landing in federal prison. An AP Member Exchange by Will Campbell, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1074 words.


TRUCKS-FIERY CRASH: Trucker dies in fiery collision on I-84 in southern Idaho

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