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

April 5, 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.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ A Senate committee is scheduled to consider Medicaid expansion in Idaho. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: 400 words pending 10 a.m. meeting.

WOLF CENSUS-WASHINGTON

SPOKANE, Wash. _ The number of gray wolves in Washington state kept growing last year and for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range, wildlife officials said Thursday. The state has a minimum of 126 wolves in 27 packs with 15 successful breeding pairs, defined as male and female adults that have raised at least two pups that survived through the end of the year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found in its annual wolf census. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 550 words. WITH AP Photos.

IDAHO-BUILDING PURCHASE

BOISE _ The Idaho Legislature’s budget-writing committee has signed off on a plan to spend nearly $2 million to buy back a building the state sold just two years ago for half a million less. SENT: 145 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

ALSO:

AIR FORCE-LAWSUIT: Idaho lawsuit filed over proposed Air Force training program

DOG TAG DISCOVERY: Developer finds decades-old dog tags hidden behind wall

SCHOOLS-POLLING PLACES: Bill ensuring voters can use public schools signed into law

LOCHSA-GASOLINE SPILL: EPA says cleanup of gas spill near Lochsa River going well

ARTESIAN WELLS: Legislation aims to help cap artesian wells in Idaho

BOUNTY HUNTERS: New law regulates bounty hunters in Idaho

SCHOOL BUS-FINES: Fines rise for Idaho drivers ignoring school bus stop signs