BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
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 9 a.m.
BALLOT INITIATIVES-TOUGHER RULES
BOISE _ A panel of lawmakers has sent a bill that would dramatically toughen the rules for getting a voter initiative on the ballot to the full Senate for possible changes. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.
BOISE _ A panel of lawmakers hears from members of the public on proposed legislation that would add work requirements and make other changes to a voter approved Medicaid expansion initiative. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon hearing.
SENATE STATE AFFAIRS-FEDERALISM BILL
BOISE _ A panel of lawmakers considers a bill that would create a committee on federalism. Keith Ridler monitoring, will write on merits.
BLUE MOUNTAINS-MANAGEMENT PLANS WITHDRAWN
LEWISTON _ In a stunning rebuke, the Washington, D.C. office of the U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn the recently completed plans for management of national forests in Oregon, Idaho and Washington state. The move restarts the 15-year process of revising the management plans for the Blue Mountains. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.
BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS
RENO, Nev. _ Conservationists want to join a legal battle in opposition to off-road vehicle users who are trying to overturn U.S. protections for a type of imperiled bird found only along the California-Nevada line. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 550 words.
MINING LAW: Updates to Idaho mining law heads to governor
GOVERNOR-GRIZZLY BEARS: Bullock appoints grizzly advisory council as bears spread
SALMON-IRRIGATION: House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water
BUCKNER-WEBB SURGERY: Sen. Buckner-Webb out with knee-replacement surgery
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors heads to governor
NURSES-UNION VOTE: Hospital nurses in Lewiston seek to unionize
CAR CHASE-TEEN: Teen arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase