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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 29, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:30 p.m.

IDAHO TOP 10

BOISE — With tax cuts, hunting scandals, a mass stabbing and a battle for health care, it’s been a busy year for Idaho. A look at some of the biggest stories that changed the state in 2018. By Rebecca Boone and Keith Ridler. SENT: 1602 words.

LAVA HOT SPRINGS-HOUSING

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — It’s well documented that the housing market in southeastern Idaho is booming, with home prices soaring. Nowhere is this more true than in Lava Hot Springs, where houses are being bought up before they’re even listed, sometimes for well-above asking price. That’s mostly because in Lava Hot Springs second homes are a hot commodity. There aren’t many houses to begin with, and because of Lava’s layout it’s hard to build new homes there. An AP Member Exchange by Danae Lenz, Idaho State Journal. SENT: 3746 words.

CHRISTMAS TREES-INSECT

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon officials say a non-native insect that entered the state this fall on Christmas trees harvested in North Carolina has the potential to harm Oregon’s timber economy. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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