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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

March 21, 2019

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.

2:25 p.m.

BUMP STOCK BAN

BOISE _ David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S. government, he grudgingly decided to sell off his and let someone else figure out what to do with them. By Lisa Marie Pane. SENT: 1040 words. WITH AP Photos.

REDRAWING AMERICA-IMBALANCE OF POWER-REFORMS

In most places, state lawmakers and governors are responsible for drawing and approving maps for U.S. and state legislative districts following each U.S. Census. But a growing number of states are shifting the task to independent or bipartisan commissions, or making other changes intended to reduce the likelihood of partisan gerrymandering. SENT: 1700 words. WITH AP photos.

WITH: BC-US--REDRAWING AMERICA-IMBALANCE OF POWER

WESTERN LANDS-PUBLIC ACCESS

BILLINGS, Mont. _ Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 400 words.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ A Senate committee is holding a public hearing involving Medicaid expansion. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: 450 words, post 2 p.m. hearing.

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MATERNAL MORTALITY-IDAHO: Bill to create maternal death review panel signed into law