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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

January 3, 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. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2 p.m.

AP LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

BOISE — Gov.-elect Brad Little said Thursday he’s committed to implementing a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage but has concerns on the specifics of how it’s done. “We will implement it in an Idaho manner,” Little said at The Associated Press Legislative Preview a day before he’s sworn in as Idaho’s 33rd governor. “We don’t want to have an incentive for people not to work.” By Keith Ridler. SENT: 736 words. With AP Photos.

BATT-IDAHO MEDAL

BOISE _ Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt has been awarded the state’s highest civilian honor, the Idaho Medal of Achievement. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

LEGAL MARIJUAN-OREGON OVERSUPPLY

BEND, Ore. — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. The Bulletin reports Thursday that the huge harvest is again driving down prices for consumers and putting pressure on growers who aren’t getting the price they hoped for. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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