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

September 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 p.m.

DEFAMATION APPEAL

BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think a journalist implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

MORMONS-BOY SCOUTS

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 440 words. WITH AP Photos.

YELLOWSTONE MINING

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials on Friday recommended approval of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on public lands in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 410 words.

NEVADA WILDFIRE-FEMA APPEAL

RENO, Nev. — The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line. SENT: 160 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

IDAHO INMATES-TEXAS: Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAM: Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

MICRON-TARIFFS: Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

DRUG MANUFACTURE RULE: Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture

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