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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory

May 17, 2018

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. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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Idaho at 1:50 p.m.

LETHAL INJECTION RECORDS-LAWSUIT

BOISE — A judge says Idaho prison officials must release records about the lethal injection drugs they used in the state’s two most recent executions. In the ruling issued Monday, 4th District Judge Lynn Norton ordered Idaho Department of Correction officials to release the records unless the state can show they are already sealed by another judge’s order. University of Idaho law professor Aliza Cover filed the lawsuit seeking the records earlier this year after her public records request was denied. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 131 words. Will be expanded.

GOP UNITY RALLY

BOISE — Idaho Republican leaders rallied behind a message of unity just days after many of them had faced off in heated and contentious primary contests. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who won the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Tuesday’s primary, says now is the time for Idaho’s GOP base to come together and support Republican candidates in the months leading up to the November general election. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

REBUILDING FISHERIES

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. government says the number of American fish stocks that can be described as “overfished” has hit an all-time low. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the statement Thursday as part of its annual Status of Stocks report. The agency says six stocks are being removed from its list of overfished stocks, including popular commercially fished stocks of red snapper and New England flounder. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 442 words.

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