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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ID

April 16, 2019

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.

FUTURE OF PRIMARY CARE

Lisa Love hasn’t seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine. Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem. She doesn’t feel a pressing need to seek care the old-fashioned way, especially since she also gets free health screenings at work. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 870 words. WITH AP Photos.

LAND BOARD

BOISE _ Idaho Land Board meets to discuss the Legislative session. UPCOMING: Keith Ridler staffing, will write on merits.

SCHOOL-TITLE IX LAWSUIT

BOISE _ Trial begins in a lawsuit brought by a 13-year-old girl who says she was forced out of school after a sexual assault on campus. UPCOMING: Rebecca Boone staffing, will write on merits.

YELLOWSTONE-EAGLE DEATH

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 400 words.

WILDERNESS MINES

BILLINGS, Mont. _ State officials will challenge a court ruling that revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed beneath a Montana wilderness area, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation spokesman said Monday. SENT: 270 words.

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IDAHO-BURN CENTER

IDAHO FALLS _ Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opened the first burn care center in Idaho at the beginning of the month. The $5 million facility is now the primary provider of burn care between Salt Lake City and Seattle, and the only location of its kind in any of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota, the Post Register reports. By Brennen Kauffman of the Post Register. SENT: 1100 words.

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