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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

July 8, 2018

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. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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Idaho at 1 p.m.

HOPS FORECAST

YAKIMA, Wash. — U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production. The Capital Press reports that the 2018 forecast for Washington is 39,273 acres, which is 71 percent of total U.S. acreage, according to a July 2 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Idaho is projected at 8,217 acres, or 15 percent of the total, and Oregon is projected at 7,849 acres, or 14 percent. Idaho shows the largest increase in acreage, up 1,224 acres, or 17.5 percent. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

—DIVING ACCIDENT: A 19-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, man likely will be paralyzed after hitting his head in the Snake River while diving at Hells Gate State Park.

—FATAL ATV CRASH: Two men were involved in a fatal all-terrain vehicle crash near Elk River, Idaho.

—DRUG DEALER-KILLING: A Post Falls drug dealer serving 35 years in prison for forcing a man to eat a large quantity of meth must serve out his prison term.

—MOTORCYCLE-BUS CRASH: A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a bus near Blackfoot, Idaho.

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