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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory

February 18, 2019

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 a.m.

SCHOOL BUDGET

BOISE, Idaho — The Legislature’s budget-setting committee on Monday approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on a series of school budgets for fiscal year 2020 that would need to clear the House and Senate before they can be approved by the governor. The budget for public schools is about half of all state spending. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 450 words.

WOLF CONTROL-IDAHO

BOISE, Idaho — Legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little after a House vote Monday. The House voted 51-19 to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board in the summer of 2020. The legislation requested by the board already passed the Senate. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 550 words.

MINIDOKA WORK CAMP

BOISE _ Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued a proclamation to recognize and remember the people of Japanese ancestry imprisoned at the Minidoka prison camp in south-central Idaho during WWII. Little signed the proclamation Monday in the governor’s ceremonial office in the Statehouse with a former prisoner from the Minidoka camp in the audience. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 360 words.

SPORTS:

BKC-IDAHO-EASTERN WASHINGTON

CHENEY, Wash. _ Idaho plays Eastern Washington at Reese Court.

ALSO:

_STANDOFF-ARREST: Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.

_IDAHO COLLEGE CRASH: Police say a juvenile driver sustained minor injuries after crashing into a building at the College of Eastern Idaho.

_DRIVER JUMPS: A Burley, Idaho, woman was hospitalized after police say she fell or jumped from a moving pickup truck.