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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

September 6, 2018

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.

TREATMENT CENTER-INVESTIGATION

BOISE — Idaho lawmakers have ordered an investigation into a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities. UPCOMING: 250 words.

HORSE RACING-IDAHO

BOISE — An Idaho group of state and local political leaders launched a statewide effort on Wednesday to oppose a ballot initiative seeking to legalize “historical horse racing.” The group, known as Idaho United Against Prop 1, announced it was releasing TV and radio ads urging Idaho voters to oppose the ballot initiative in November. They created a political action committee to allow for political spending and fundraising last week with the secretary of state’s office. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 686 words.

WILDFIRE-INMATE-RAPE

SALT LAKE CITY — A rape case against an Idaho prison inmate working at a Utah wildfire base camp raises safety questions for vulnerable crews who spend long days on the front lines, the head of a firefighting nonprofit said Wednesday. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 605 words. With AP Photos.

TRUCK WEIGHT LIMITS

TWIN FALLS — Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on a dozen south-central Idaho bridges each year. SENT: 283 words.

YELLOWSTONE-1988 FIRES

JACKSON, Wyo. — Four convection columns of smoke rose more than 20,000 feet into the air as high winds whipped across eerily empty walkways around Old Faithful Inn. “In all directions that we looked, it looked like the world was coming to an end,” Joan Anzelmo recalled. It was “Black Saturday,” the name given to Aug. 20, 1988, when wildfires burned about 150,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park in a day. Thirty years later, Anzelmo stood in nearly the same spot at Old Faithful where she watched the smoke columns in 1988. Anzelmo served as Yellowstone’s spokesperson throughout the historic fires. An AP Member Exchange by Frederica Kolwey, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 2240 words. With AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

WEST YELLOWSTONE TRAFFIC: $50k study of traffic in West Yellowstone

TRENCH COLLAPSE-FATAL: Man dead following eastern Idaho trench collapse

DEAD WIFE-HUSBAND PLEA: Husband accused of murdering his wife pleads not guilty

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