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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

June 8, 2018

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 8:35 a.m.

JAPAN-US-TRADE FEARS

HACHIOJI, Japan — President Donald Trump’s trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Takashi Suzuki a warm welcome. Suzuki, president of Sakae Casting Co. , which manufactures aluminum parts used for cooling batteries and semiconductors, first went to Silicon Valley looking for opportunities. But that was where everyone went, making for tough competition. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 670 words. WITH AP Photos.

IDAHO POWER-LAWSUIT

BOISE — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT

BILLINGS, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Thursday he’s being forced out as a “punitive action” following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers in neighboring Montana. Superintendent Dan Wenk last week announced he intended to retire March 30, 2019, after being offered a transfer he didn’t want to take. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 633 words.

BOISE-ILLEGAL FIREWORKS

NAMPA — The Boise Fire Department says it will seek restitution from the vendors and the users if illegal aerial fireworks spark a blaze in the city. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the department intends to work with police to investigate should a fire begin and part of that process will include determining where the fireworks originated. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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