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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

July 31, 2018

Good afternoon! 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. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

IDAHO WILDFIRES

BOISE — More firefighters are being called in to fight a fast-growing central Idaho wildfire that has been classified as one of the top priorities in the Great Basin region. The fire about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of Bellevue on Tuesday nearly doubled in size to 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) and started burning into the Sawtooth National Forest, a popular recreation area. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 432 words.

INJECTION WELLS-IDAHO

BOISE — The federal government has taken over regulating underground injection wells in Idaho needed by the state’s oil and natural gas industry to economically dispose of wastewater. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

WOMEN-SUPREME COURT

NAMPA — For the first time in state history more women have applied for the Idaho Supreme Court than men. SENT: 300 words.

SLOWPOKE DRIVERS

BOISE — Idaho police are starting to enforce a new law that targets slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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