BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ID
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 9 a.m.
POCATELLO _ Three young children are facing charges in juvenile court after a Pocatello woman returned home from vacation to find $80,000 in vandalism damage at her home. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.
WASHINGTON-PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE
SEATTLE _ Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. A set of tiered public plans will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10% cheaper than comparable private insurance, thanks in part to savings from a cap on rates paid to providers. But unlike existing government-managed plans, Washington’s public plans are set to be available to all residents regardless of income by 2021. By Tom James. SENT: 1,100 words.
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PARKS RENAMED-INDIGENOUS HISTORY
BOISE, Idaho _ Two Boise city parks are being renamed to honor Native Americans from the local past. The Boise City Council voted unanimously on the name changes Tuesday. With that vote, Quarry View Park will be renamed Eagle Rock Park and Castle Rock Reserve will be renamed Chief Eagle Eye Reserve, Idaho Press reported . SENT: 275 words.
PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED _ A Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
PORTLAND-MOTHER’S DAY BUTTERFLIES _ In honor of Mother’s Day, a woman in Portland placed about 1,000 decorative butterflies on the graves of infants and children at a local cemetery.
JET SKI FATALITY _ Grant County authorities say a 27-year-old woman died after her jet ski was struck by another jet ski.