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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 17, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:00 p.m.

REOPENING THE BUNKER

KELLOGG, Idaho— For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg was the source of tremendous wealth. The massive underground mine produced lead for bullets fired in two world wars and zinc for rust-proofing steel. Paychecks from the Bunker supported generations of Idaho workers and their families, and the profits enriched shareholders far beyond the Silver Valley. These days, however, the closed mine costs U.S. taxpayers about $1 million annually. An AP Member Exchange by Becky Kramer. SENT: 1,800 words.

CHURCH ABUSE

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga University’s campus. By Emily Schwing, Aaron Sankin and Michael Corey of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 3,700 words.

IMMIGRATION ARRESTS

SALT LAKE CITY — Arrests of people suspected of living in the U.S. illegally have increased 24 percent in a four-state region since President Donald Trump entered office, mirroring a national trend. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

TOBACCO-FREE WHITWORTH: Whitworth University to go tobacco-free on Jan. 1.

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