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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

November 8, 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.

TEACHERS-OFFENSIVE COSTUMES

MIDDLETON — An Idaho school district says teachers and aides put on leave after donning caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall will return to work. UPCOMING: 250 words.

SAVING ORCAS-BOAT TOURS

SEATTLE — A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population that is at its lowest in over 30 years. By Phuong Le. SENT: 456 words. With AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT-IDAHO

BOISE — Republican Sherri Ybarra has narrowly won a second term as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson. The race was too close to call for hours after Idaho’s polls closed Tuesday night. But Ybarra’s numbers pulled ahead as election officials continued to tally votes into the early hours Wednesday morning. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 373 words. With AP Photo.

KILLING WOLVES

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 563 words.

BC-ID--ELECTION 2018-IDAHO-THE LATEST

BOISE — The Latest on Election Day in Idaho (all times local):

The Idaho 2018 midterm elections are wrapping up with The Associated Press calling the winners and losers of all but one legislative race. Idaho Sen. Fred Martin, a Republican from Boise’s District 15, faces a likely recount with the unverified vote totals showing him just 6 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Jim Bratnober. SENT: 1773 words. With AP Photos.

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