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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

March 31, 2019

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.

Idaho at 3 p.m.


SALEM, Ore. _ Police say they have arrested two men in connection with a series of brutal beatings involving at least two victims who were transients living in northwest Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports Salem police arrested 33-year-old Joseph Michael Sizemore and 23-year-old Brady Canaga last week on charges of attempted murder, assault, robbery and coercion. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


SEATTLE _ When Seattle began permitting homeless tent camps in 2015, they were truly camps, almost entirely tents, and fairly easy to pick up and move. That’s not the case today. The tents have mostly been replaced by tiny houses with heat, and the camps usually have trailers with bathrooms connected to water and sewage. There’s Wi-Fi in many of them. Moving them is more expensive, and when a tiny-house village moves to another neighborhood, the new neighbors often have concerns about safety. By Scott Greenstone, The Seattle Times. SENT: 790 words.


_ BICYCLIST KILLED _ Idaho authorities say a 42-year-old bicyclist has died after he was struck by a tractor near Murtaugh.

_ IDAHO-FUEL SPILL _ Idaho State Police say an accident involving a fuel tanker truck has caused a 1,200-gallon (4,542 liters) fuel spill into a ditch connected to a river near Powell Junction.

_ APARTMENT COMPLEX FIRE _ Officials in Oregon say a fire in Wilsonville destroyed a three-story apartment complex under construction and damaged nearby homes.

_ FATAL CRASH _ Marion County Sheriff’s officials say three people have been found dead following a traffic collision near St. Paul. KOIN reports the deceased were found Saturday afternoon at the crash site on McKay Road near Highway 219.

_ FATAL BOATING CRASH _ King County authorities are investigating a collision between two boats off Vashon Island that left one person dead and four others injured.