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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

October 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.

TRIUMPH MINE-LAWSUIT

BOISE — An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending state officials are violating federal law by failing to prevent toxic discharge from the abandoned Triumph Mine in central Idaho. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated

CONSERVATION FUND

WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether its renewal should be part of a broader package of land-use and parks bills. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 755 words. With AP Photo.

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-SENTENCING

CALDWELL — The Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office says a western Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for sexually abusing girls and providing them with drugs, and in some cases drugging them without their knowledge. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IDAHO-STATE OFFICES

BOISE — Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies have moved in. Construction is underway, however, and the first 150 state employees, from the state Tax Commission’s audit division and print center, will move in Dec. 15. An AP Member Exchange by Betsy Z. Russell, Idaho Press. SENT: 1083 words.

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