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

May 28, 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 a.m.

ABORTION LAWSUIT-PROVIDER RESTRICTIONS

BOISE _ A federal judge will hear arguments next week over whether to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood over Idaho’s rules restricting which health care providers can provide abortion services. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

SELLING SPOKANE

SPOKANE, Wash. - As the Seattle area becomes more crowded and more expensive, Spokane Mayor David Condon sees an opportunity to grow the state’s second-largest city. Condon has been visiting the Seattle area recently, selling Spokane as a place with an educated workforce, cheap housing, shorter commutes and lots of amenities. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 845 words. With AP Photos.

BAD FIRE SEASON

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Wildfire responders in Western Washington — including Skagit County — are preparing for a particularly bad wildfire season. With less precipitation than normal so far in 2019 and snowpack in the North Cascades depleting rapidly, conditions are already abnormally dry and much of the western side of the state has been declared in or at risk of drought. “It’s going to be a dry summer and any outdoor burns are going to be risky,” Skagit County Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Anderson said. “We saw that in March.” An AP Member Exchange by Kimberly Cauvel and Kera Wanielsta, Skagit Valley Herald. SENT: 1600 words.

ALSO:

_DEADLY CRASH: The attorney for a woman charged in a deadly Idaho crash has asked for the trial to be held elsewhere and for the charges to be tried separately.

_FARM WORKERS SICKENED: Twelve farm workers and ten others were treated at the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell and decontaminated by a hazmat team on Sunday night.

_PEDESTRIAN KILLED: The man killed after a vehicle hit him in the middle of the street in Twin Falls, Saturday evening, has been identified.

_CRASH INTO STORE: A car crashed into the front of a retail store along one of Pocatello’s busiest streets.

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