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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

October 5, 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.

JAIL-IRIS SCANNING

CALDWELL — The Canyon County Jail in southwestern Idaho has started using iris scans to identify inmates. UPCOMING: 250 words.

FOREST SERVICE ROAD-NO TRESPASSING

BOISE — Two Texas billionaire brothers have put up gates and no trespassing signs on a Forest Service road outside of Boise. Dan and Farris Wilks’ company, DF Development LLC, is listed as the owner of lands around the Boise Ridge Road, also known as National Forest System road 374, in the Boise National Forest, KTVB-TV reported Wednesday. SENT: 473 words.

YELLOWSTONE MINING

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public lands just outside Yellowstone National Park. Zinke, a former Montana congressman, plans to sign documents and make a “major announcement” about conservation on Monday in the Paradise Valley area, Zinke spokeswoman Heather Swift said Thursday. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 397 words.

IN BRIEF:

EAR BITTEN OFF: Police: Part of man’s ear bitten off, woman arrested

HUMAN REMAINS-IDAHO: Remains found in Idaho identified as missing Montana woman

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