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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

August 1, 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 8:30 a.m.

IMMIGRANT-DEPORTATION

POCATELLO — A man who immigrated from Zimbabwe to eastern Idaho 15 years ago is being deported. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IDAHO WILDFIRES

BOISE — More firefighters are being called in to fight a fast-growing central Idaho wildfire that has been classified as one of the top priorities in the Great Basin region. The fire about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of Bellevue on Tuesday nearly doubled in size to 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) and started burning into the Sawtooth National Forest, a popular recreation area. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 432 words.

INJECTION WELLS-IDAHO

BOISE — The federal government has taken over regulating underground injection wells in Idaho in a move that could boost the state’s oil and natural gas production by making it cheaper to dispose of wastewater. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 538 words.

WOMEN-SUPREME COURT

NAMPA — For the first time in state history more women have applied for the Idaho Supreme Court than men. SENT: 300 words.

MINE CLEANUP-SUSPENDED

BILLINGS, Mont. — An Idaho mining company notified environmental regulators Tuesday that it was halting reclamation work at a closed silver and copper mine in northwest Montana, amid a legal fight with the state over cleanup expenses at other sites. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 534 words.

SLOWPOKE DRIVERS

BOISE — Idaho police are starting to enforce a new law that targets slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways. SENT: 297 words.

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