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

August 20, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


BOISE — A group of Idaho lawmakers tasked with reviewing the state’s sunshine laws say the candidates and lobbyists must face harsher penalties for missing key reporting filing deadlines. However, the panel acknowledged that their goal may be difficult to pass in the upcoming legislative session after failing to gain traction during the 2018 session. By Kimberlee Kruesi. UPCOMING: 400 words.


SPOKANE — The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday that members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 494 words.


NAMPA — Many Treasure Valley schools are eyeing security upgrades for the approaching school year. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative — Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS — to the Legislature in January. Idaho Director of Student Engagement Matt McCarter says the initiative would, among other things, allocate $25,500 to every school in the state for security purposes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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