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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

November 15, 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.

STATE SOFTWARE CONTRACT

BOISE — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent letters to the state Board of Education and a lawmaker amid concerns over a $1 million state software contract. UPCOMING: 250 words.

WILDFIRES-WHAT CAN BE DONE

BILLINGS, Montana — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West. By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 931 words. With AP Photos.

STEELHEAD SEASON SUSPENDED

COEUR D’ALENE — Idaho wildlife officials have decided to suspend the current steelhead fishing season because of a possible federal lawsuit by six conservation groups contending the state’s steelhead regulations harm federally protected wild steelhead. SENT: 403 words.

GIANT FLAG

POST FALLS — An Idaho businessman is closer to being able to fly his 375-square-foot (about 35-square-meter) American flag at his trailer dealership in Post Falls. SENT: 248 words.

ALSO:

TREE TRIMMING FATAL: 1 dead, 1 severely injured in Idaho tree-trimming accident

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-LIFE SENTENCE: Idaho man gets life in prison for child pornography

DEPUTY’S VEHICLE SHOT: 3 men arrested in Idaho after shots fired at deputy vehicle

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