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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

December 18, 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 8:15 a.m.

SHARED STEWARDSHIP-IDAHO

BOISE _ Idaho is scheduled to sign an agreement with federal authorities aimed at allowing more logging and restoration work on millions of acres of national forest lands that are increasingly plagued with insect infestations and destructive wildfires. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: 450 words.

AUTISM THERAPIST JAILED

SANDPOINT _ A former autism therapist who stole money from her clients has been sentenced to nearly three months in jail. UPCOMING: 250 words.

REOPENING THE BUNKER

KELLOGG, Idaho— For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg was the source of tremendous wealth. The massive underground mine produced lead for bullets fired in two world wars and zinc for rust-proofing steel. Paychecks from the Bunker supported generations of Idaho workers and their families, and the profits enriched shareholders far beyond the Silver Valley. These days, however, the closed mine costs U.S. taxpayers about $1 million annually. An AP Member Exchange by Becky Kramer. SENT: 1,800 words.

CHURCH ABUSE

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga University’s campus. By Emily Schwing, Aaron Sankin and Michael Corey of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 3,700 words.

IMMIGRATION ARRESTS

SALT LAKE CITY — Arrests of people suspected of living in the U.S. illegally have increased 24 percent in a four-state region since President Donald Trump entered office, mirroring a national trend. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

TOBACCO-FREE WHITWORTH: Whitworth University to go tobacco-free on Jan. 1.

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