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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 18, 2019

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 8:40 a.m.

MEDICAID EXPANSION

BOISE _ An Idaho lawmaker presents proposed legislation on Medicaid expansion to the House Health and Welfare committee. Rebecca Boone monitoring, will write on merits.

COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY

LEWISTON, Idaho _ The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United States and Canada don’t strike a deal. At issue is the Columbia River Treaty, a transboundary agreement that has governed flood risk management and hydropower production for more than five decades. An AP Member exchange by Eric Barker of The Lewiston Tribune. SENT: 2000 words, moved in advance for use Sunday, March 17 and thereafter. WITH AP Photos.

ALSO:

HOUSE EXPLOSION: 1 dead, 1 injured in McCall house explosion (Upcoming. Note slug may change)

IDAHO TRAFFIC DEATH: Idaho State Police say a Twin Falls woman died after a motorist fell asleep at the wheel and struck the vehicle she was driving.

BEND SCHOOLS-LEAKING ROOFS: School district officials say repairs have been made to roofs at more than a dozen schools that were leaking after a record snowstorm.

YELLOWSTONE BIOLOGIST AWARD: The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White.