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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

November 9, 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.

LAWMAKER PENSION PERK

BOISE — A citizens commission has voted to end a retirement perk allowing longtime state lawmakers who work briefly in high-paying state jobs at the end of their careers to get lifetime pensions as if they had been full-time employees. UPCOMING: 250 words.

TEACHERS-OFFENSIVE COSTUMES

MIDDLETON — Teachers and aides put on leave after donning caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall for Halloween will return to work, an Idaho school district says, but an interim principal will remain. SENT: 330 words.

WOLF PREDATION-RANCHERS

SALEM, Ore. — Two ranchers in eastern Oregon are working with state wildlife officials to test a new strategy for preventing wolf attacks on livestock. The Capital Press reported Thursday that Rodger Huffman, president of the Union County Cattlemen’s Association, and Cynthia Warnock, president of the Wallowa County Stockgrowers Association, will develop plans that emphasize non-lethal methods such as range rider, alarm boxes and electrified fencing to keep wolves away. SENT: 513 words. With AP Photo.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--T25-FRESNO STATE-BOISE STATE PREVIEW

No. 16 Fresno State faces Boise State on Friday night in a rematch of last year’s Mountain West championship game, but this time the power has shifted to Fresno State. The Bulldogs have been thumping everyone outside of their Week 2 loss at Minnesota. Fresno State is averaging 40.4 points per game and its smallest margin of victory is 18 points. Boise State needs a win to keep alive its hopes of winning the Mountain Division. By Tim Booth. SENT: 742 words.

IN BRIEF:

FISH AND GAME-DIRECTOR: Idaho Fish and Game director announces retirement

FORMER SHERIFF-GUILTY: Former Idaho sheriff pleads guilty to misuse of public funds

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