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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

December 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:15 p.m.

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends to open more public lands to leasing and allow waivers for drilling to encroach into the habitat of greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 867 words. With AP Photos.

IDAHO LEGISLATURE-LEADERSHIP

BOISE — The top legislative leaders in the Idaho Statehouse have retained their positions for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans voted Wednesday night to keep Rep. Scott Bedke as speaker of the House, a position the Oakley resident has held since 2012. Nampa Republican Rep. Brent Crane, who previously served as the assistant majority leader, unsuccessfully challenged Bedke for the top spot. SENT: 212 words.

FATHER SENTENCED

IDAHO FALLS _ A man who planned to murder his son has been sentenced to prison in eastern Idaho. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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