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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory

February 1, 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 1:30 p.m.

LETHAL INJECTION-SECRECY

BOISE _ A former Idaho Department of Correction employee says the agency kept three sets of financial books for executions: One with a lower cost to give to people seeking the information under the Idaho Public Records Act, one that included higher costs to provide to any requestors who argued the first book didn’t include everything in hopes of appeasing them, and a third that tallied the actual cost of executions. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ALLIANCE

INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood’s Indiana and Kentucky affiliate is entering into an alliance with the organization’s chapter that operates clinics in Hawaii and three Western states. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 750 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

HELENA, Mont. _ Glacier National Park staffers are trying to figure out just how much last month’s government shutdown set them back in hiring hundreds of summer workers. In Yellowstone, they’re catching up with a backlog of applications for filming, research and other special park uses. By Matt Volz and Matthew Brown. SENT: 135 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded. WITH AP Photos.

UI-THREAT CRITICISM

One fall morning in 2012, a “Vandal Alert” pinged the cellphones of students, faculty and staff at the University of Idaho. A moose had wandered onto the Moscow campus, and so the university used its emergency communication system to remind people they shouldn’t get too close. By Chad Sokol of The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1000 words.

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