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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

March 28, 2019

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.

Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

BUMP STOCK BAN

BOISE _ The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state’s buyback program was so popular it ran out of money. One dealer held a “Viking funeral” for his last bump stock, pouring a can of beer on it and then melting it down with a flamethrower. By Lisa Marie Pane. SENT: 490 words. WITH AP Photos and AP Video.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ The Idaho House is scheduled to vote on legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. UPCOMING: AP staffing, story likely unless vote is delayed.

WOLVES-GENETIC STUDY

DURHAM, N.C. _ A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its numbers plummet in the wild. By Jonathan Drew and Matthew Brown. SENT: 610 words. WITH AP Photos.

LAW ENFORCEMENT-POT OR HEMP?

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1150 words. WITH AP Photos.

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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE-IDAHO: Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors signed into law

NEEDLE EXCHANGE: Bill allowing Idaho needle exchange programs signed into law

AMBER ALERT-BLEACH: Mom in Amber Alert planned to inject daughter with bleach

FEDERALISM COMMITTEE: House panel OKs amended version of federalism committee (NOTE: May be expanded)

PLASTIC BAG BAN-TENNESSEE: Tennessee bill to stop local plastic bag bans heads to gov

IDAHO MINING LAW: Updates to Idaho mining law signed by governor