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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

February 22, 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 8:45 a.m.

BRITAIN-TONY’S DREAM

SHEFFIELD, England _ U.S. and Royal Air Force planes roared over the English city of Sheffield on Friday to honor 10 American airmen who sacrificed their lives to save British children playing in a park beneath their crippled bomber during World War II. By Danica Kirka and Jo Kearney. SENT: 940 words. WITH AP Photos.

COUNTY-ENGLISH ONLY RULE

CALDWELL _ Canyon County Commissioners have known for six years that a resolution banning county communication in any language but English was “constitutionally infirm.” UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.

XGR-IDAHO-MINING LAW

BOISE _ Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho’s mining law passed a House committee Thursday despite concerns from two conservation groups that it could leave taxpayers with cleanup bills if a company declares bankruptcy. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 350 words.

XGR-MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ Two pieces of legislation to repeal a voter-approved law expanding Medicaid in Idaho failed Thursday. The House Health and Welfare Committee in separate 7-5 votes returned both pieces of legislation to sponsors, killing both efforts. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 480 words.

COLD CASE MURDER-ARREST

BURLEY _ Authorities say they have arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a southern Idaho river more than two decades ago. SENT: 310 words.

PRISON BUDGET

BOISE _ In a series of unanimous votes, legislative budget writers on Thursday set a budget for the state Department of Correction for next year that comes to $246.4 million in state general funds, a 3.8 percent increase from this year — and that doesn’t call for building a big new state prison. SENT: 330 words.

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AG WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT: Iowa appeals judge’s ruling on undercover ag workers law

XGR-OLD THEATERS-ALCOHOL: House OKs bill allowing alcohol sales in old theaters

XGR-MATERNAL MORTALITY-IDAHO: House passes bill to examine maternal deaths in Idaho

LUCRATIVE PLOWING: Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

SPORTS:

BKC-IDAHO ST-PORTLAND STATE: Strickland lifts Portland St. over Idaho St. 99-93

BKC-IDAHO-N ARIZONA: Andre scores 22 to lead N. Arizona over Idaho 75-54