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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

January 9, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

XGR-BUDGET KNOWLEDGE

BOISE _ Information is power, and Idaho lawmakers could have more of it this year with a new emphasis on sending non-partisan budget experts to House and Senate committees to explain the numbers in the financial requests of the state agencies they oversee. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 445 words.

MORMON CHURCH-SEXUAL ABUSE

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 600 words.

ISU COACH-COMPLAINT

POCATELLO _ Idaho State University officials are investigating after a football player complained that a coach punched his shoulder and sent racist text messages. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

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XGR-STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: Gov. Little seeks 3 percent merit raises for Idaho employees

RISCH-SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Risch elected to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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