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

October 5, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:20 p.m.

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE — The U.S. Forest Service advanced changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration’s efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 609 words.

JAIL-IRIS RECOGNITION

CALDWELL — The Canyon County jail is the first in Idaho to implement an iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster than fingerprinting, according to authorities. SENT: 379 words.

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