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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

June 13, 2018

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.

IDAHO OIL AND GAS

BOISE — The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meets at 10 a.m. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

NEW STATE PRISON

NAMPA — Idaho officials are considering spending $500 million on a prison expansion and new state prison to alleviate the state’s overcrowded facilities. SENT: 355 words.

RANCHING STANDOFF-FBI AGENT

PORTLAND — A judge has ruled that a 3D model can’t be used as evidence in the upcoming trial of an FBI agent accused of lying about firing two shots at a key figure in the 2016 takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. SENT: 379 words.

EXCHANGE-OBIT-COTTER-ESTATE

SAN ANTONIO — Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James F. Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved. Since his death from cardiac arrest Jan. 25, 2017, his estate has been the subject of legal maneuvering among his surviving widow, five children, lenders, creditors and the IRS. The San Antonio Express-News reports Cotter died at 83 without a valid will. The bulk of his estate, valued at about $288 million 13 months before his death, comprises 66 properties in six states. By Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 2028 words. With AP Photo.

ALSO:

AVISTA SALE-COLSTRIP: Montana approves sale of Colstrip plant’s co-owner

IDAHO MILK PRODUCTS: Idaho Milk Products announces $26M expansion

FATAL GLIDER CRASH: Passenger killed in glider crash in Grand Teton identified

YELLOWSTONE-BEAR SAFETY: Yellowstone tells drivers to honk if approached by a bear

RANCHING STANDOFF-LAST DEFENDANT: Final defendant sentenced for Oregon refuge takeover

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