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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory

March 12, 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.

2 p.m.

IDAHO-LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

BOISE _ Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke says he doesn’t have enough votes to pass either a basic Medicaid expansion bill or a Medicaid expansion bill that includes work requirements, and it could be weeks before a compromise is found. Bedke made the comments at a luncheon hosted by the Idaho Press Club. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

AK-47 BANDIT

LINCOLN, Neb. _ A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska. SENT: 250 words.

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