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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

October 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.

YELLOWSTONE MINING

EMIGRANT, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area that draws tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 720 words. WITH AP Photos.

IDAHO COUNTY-MISSING PEOPLE

GRANGEVILLE — Two people are missing in separate incidents in Idaho’s largest county. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says search efforts are underway for 76-year-old Connie Johnson, a Nezperce resident who was working as the cook at a hunting camp in the Fog Mountain area. Searchers are also looking for 27-year-old Terrence Woods, of Maryland, who was separated from his film crew while working on a project in the area. SENT: 260 words.

RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NAMPA — Domestic violence victims in rural communities face unique challenges. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Idaho Legal Aid Service, Inc. was awarded a federal grant of $480,014 last month from the Office on Violence Against Women’s Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program to help victims in those rural communities. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

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