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

August 22, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:15 p.m.


BOISE — The U.S. government says an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. With AP Photo.


WASHINGTON — Fireflies flash not just for sex, but survival, a new study suggests. Scientists wanted to find out if there’s more to the lightning bug’s signature blinking glow than finding a mate. Some experts had speculated it was a glaring signal to predators, like bats, that fireflies taste bad. To test out whether the glow acted like a flashing bad Yelp review, researchers at Boise State University put bats and fireflies in front of high-speed cameras. They published their results in Wednesday’s journal Science Advances. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 431 words. With AP Photo.


BOISE — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles (9,324 square kilometers) of state land. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


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