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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 28, 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 8:30 a.m.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ The Idaho House is scheduled to vote on legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. UPCOMING: AP staffing, story likely unless vote is delayed.

LAW ENFORCEMENT-POT OR HEMP?

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1150 words. WITH AP Photos.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE - A Senate committee is holding a public hearing on a Medicaid expansion bill that has already passed the House and that has work requirements for some potential recipients. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 660 words.

MASS STABBING LAWSUIT

BOISE _ A lawsuit against a man accused of fatally stabbing a 3-year-old girl — and injuring eight others — during the child’s birthday party at a Boise apartment complex is being put on hold due to concerns about the defendant’s mental health. SENT: 350 words.

EXTREME STALKING

SALT LAKE CITY _ A Utah family that says it has been inundated with hundreds of unwanted service providers unwittingly sent to their home over the past seven months has a court-ordered protective injunction against a man in Hawaii, but police have yet to arrest him and won’t say if he’s a suspect. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 660 words.

ALSO:

LANDOWNER LIABILITY: Landowner liability bill signed into law by Idaho governor

CONCEALED WEAPONS: Senate OKs 18-year-olds carrying concealed guns in cities

FEDERALISM COMMITTEE: 1 of 2 proposed Idaho committees on federal issues advancing (NOTE: May be updated.)

MEDICAID EXPANSION COMMITTEE: Senate committee OKs interim committee on Medicaid expansion