AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
Aug. 20, 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 8:40 a.m.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
BOISE — A group of Idaho lawmakers tasked with reviewing the state's sunshine laws will meet to discuss possible legislation and hear feedback from local government officials. Will write on merits. Kruesi staffing.
NORTHWEST UNHEALTHY AIR
SEATTLE — Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. Air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says smoky, hazy conditions are making a return to the Puget Sound region because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains. SENT: 255 words. With AP photos.
As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer. SENT: 933 words, AP Photos.
NORTHWEST UNHEALTHY AIR: Air quality to worsen in Northwest as smoke returns
POCATELLO-TRIBES DISPUTE: Tribes, Pocatello clash over airport lease language