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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

May 26, 2019

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.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

BUMBLEBEE SURVEY

LEWISTON, Idaho _ Everybody seems to love bumblebees. The native insects are generally embraced by humans, who often celebrate them in children’s stories and even sometimes dress like them for Halloween or other costume-themed events. But it turns out most people really don’t know much about them, how their populations are doing and specific actions that can be taken to preserve them. By Eric Barker. SENT: 1,010 words.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS

BOSTON _ Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train law enforcement if the numbers of prosecutions and convictions are to improve, officials and experts say. In at least a dozen states, attorneys general are not even authorized to pursue human trafficking charges. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 940 words.

AP Photos MIDTF301-1222171110, FLPAP302-0222191044.

ALSO:

_ BEE BOXES-ROAD CLOSURE _ Traffic was disrupted in Pullman, Washington, when boxes holding thousands of bees fell off a truck.

_ AMERICAN LEGION-VANDALISM _ Vandals damaged an American Legion post in Oregon two days before Memorial Day.

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