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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ID

May 14, 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 9 a.m.

CIVIL DISCOURSE

BOISE _ Two former political rivals are working together to promote nonpartisan civil discourse in hopes of bringing positive changes to the country. Former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, a Republican and Keith Allred, a Democrat who challenged Otter in the governor’s race, will discuss a new project called “CommonSense American” at Boise State University later this week. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. Note slug may change.

SEASONAL WORKERS-SHORTAGE

IDAHO FALLS _ Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new visa rules. The Post Register reports that companies like MD Nursery and Landscaping, which does business in Driggs, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming, applied for 62 foreign workers through the H-2B visa program but didn’t get any. SENT: 520 words.

HOME VANDALIZED

POCATELLO _ Three children caused roughly $80,000 in damage by vandalizing an Idaho home before trying to burn it down, police said. The Pocatello home had heavy damage from urine and paint. Dishes, lamps and appliances were broken and furniture was destroyed. Police say there was also evidence the children had tried to clean up some of the mess. SENT: 300 words.

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