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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 26, 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 8:35 a.m.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ A House committee on Tuesday is considering legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. Keith Ridler staffing. UPCOMING: 450 words from 8 a.m. meeting.

XGR-HEMP-IDAHO

BOISE _ The state Senate will consider legislation to legalize hemp that Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday could get his signature if amendments sought by law enforcement officials are approved. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 480 words. WITH AP Photos.

DUNCAN-DEATH SENTENCE

BOISE _ A federal judge has upheld two of three death penalties for a man convicted in a gruesome child kidnapping and murder case, and put a third death sentence on hold for now. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 550 words. WITH AP Photos.

XGR-MEDAL OF HONOR HIGHWAY

BOISE _ Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation to designate a roadway crossing the southern part of the state as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 350 words.

PLASTIC BAG BAN-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee could become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils. House lawmakers on Monday advanced a proposal making it illegal for local governments to impose bag bans, restrictions on Styrofoam containers and other disposable products. SENT: 300 words.

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