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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

February 5, 2019

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.

IDAHO WATER AGREEMENT

BOISE _ The Senate considers legislation to end year of litigation involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho. Keith Ridler staffing.

FOREST PRACTICES ACT-LOGGING

BOISE _ The House considers Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

WILDERNESS AREAS

BOISE _ Legislation is being introduced involving wilderness areas. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

LETHAL INJECTION-SECRECY

BOISE Idaho’s attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on Monday. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 680 words. WITH AP photo.

WINTER WEATHER

SEATTLE _ Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. SENT: 650 words.

WOLF CONTROL-IDAHO

BOISE _ An Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is a step closer to becoming permanent following a Senate panel’s split vote on Monday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 600 words.

SCHOOLS SHUT DOWN-FLU

POCATELLO _ Three Idaho school districts have been forced to close amid one of the state’s worst flu seasons in recent memory. SENT: 240 words.

ALSO:

YELLOWSTONE BISON: Officials report slow hunting season for Yellowstone bison

POLICE SHOOTING-FLAGSTAFF: Man with knives fatally shot by Flagstaff police ID’ed

XGR-MEDICAID EXPANSION: Rally on Statehouse steps seeks Medicaid expansion in Idaho

XGR-MATERNAL DEATH RATES: Legislation to examine maternal deaths in Idaho withdrawn

XGR-IMMUNIZATIONS EXEMPTIONS: Legislation involving child immunizations fails on first try

MEASLES VACCINATIONS: Data: 3,800 Idaho children likely not immunized for measles

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