AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
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.
BUTCH CASSIDY MUSEUM-EXPANSION
MONTPELIER — Butch Cassidy Museum gets gun, original vault as part of expansion. UPCOMING: 250 words.
BOISE — A wildfire in east-central Idaho burning in an area where there hasn’t been a wildfire in 80 years is threatening historic gold mines and fire lookouts, officials said Thursday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 485 words.
Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons. Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chain’s prospects after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could vote on it. That vote also faced shaky prospects due to opposition from shareholders and influential proxy advisory firms. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 611 words. With AP Photos.
HELENA, Mont. — National Park Service officials told Yellowstone’s departing superintendent that he wasn’t being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but Dan Wenk said Thursday he still believes he is being punished by being forced to move up his retirement. SENT: 769 words. With AP Photos.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials endorsed a plan Thursday to keep northwestern Montana’s grizzly population at roughly 1,000 bears as the state seeks to bolster its case that lifting federal protections will not lead to the bruins’ demise. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 574 words. With AP Photos.
FATAL TRENCH COLLAPSE
BOISE — A construction company has dropped its appeal of a report finding negligence in a fatal trench collapse in Boise that killed two workers. SENT: 253 words.
FATAL PARAGLIDING CRASH: Idaho man dies in paragliding crash