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

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OREGON TRAIL THREATENED

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time’s corrosive hand has not — destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in Union County. An AP Member Exchange by Dick Mason, The Observer. SENT: 1104 words. With AP photos.

GENETICIALLY MODIFIED PIGS

MOSCOW, Idaho - Jon Oatley is trying to devise ways to feed a growing world and to that end, he has genetically modified pigs to be sterile. With the use of an advanced gene editing technique called CRISPR, famously used in next-generation cancer research, Oatley said he is able to “knock out” the gene that creates the starting point for sperm production. Once the sterile pig matures, Oatley said, researchers can inject it with the genetic material of a different pig with superior traits, allowing the genetically modified hog to act as a surrogate father for a pig with desirable genetics. An AP Member Exchange by Scott Jackson, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. 750 words

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. Researchers say firefighters might need better nutrition to stay fit and mentally sharp. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words. With AP Photo.

SPORTS:

FBC--IDAHO-FRESNO ST

FRESNO, Calif. — Jordan Mims had three of Fresno State’s seven rushing touchdowns and Jaron Bryant returned two blocked field goals for scores to help the Bulldogs beat Idaho 79-13 in the season opener for both teams. It was Fresno State’s most points since scoring 94 against New Mexico in 1991. SENT: 207 words.

IN BRIEF:

—MOTORCYLE FATAL CRASH: Idaho police say 2 dead after motorcycle crash

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