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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

July 24, 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.

FIRE LOOKOUTS

BOISE — Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers. Indeed, some of the structures are more than 100 years old. But with their lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation, fire lookouts play a crucial role in the nation’s front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 924 words. With AP Photos.

IDAHO-MEDICAID EXPANSION

BOISE — A state-commissioned study has found that expanding Medicaid could save Idaho taxpayers money. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IDAHO-WOMEN JUDGES

NAMPA — Idaho ranks nearly last in the nation when it comes to the percentage of women judges on the state’s courts. But nearly last is a slight improvement: In 2012, Idaho had the lowest percentage in the nation at just 12 percent. SENT: 487 words.

IN BRIEF

SHINGLES VACCINE SHORTAGE: Shortage of new shingles vaccine hits Idaho pharmacies

PARAGLIDER CRASH: Paraglider lands on highway, dies in eastern Washington

FATAL FALL-GRAND TETON: Man falls to death rappelling in Grand Teton National Park

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