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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ID

May 15, 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 8:45 a.m.

JAIL DEATH-REPORT

BURLEY _ A report from a sheriff’s investigation says an inmate at an Idaho jail was left alone for three hours while suffering the effects of a drug overdose — far longer than the 15-minute interval checks required under jail policy. Thomas Rettew died of the overdose Jan. 17 while in a holding cell at the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

TRIBES-INTERNET ACCESS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there’s a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get online. And streaming a web-based conference or taking classes remotely? Well, “that’s a lot of luck you’d have to get,” said Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, who sits on the Havasupai Tribal Council. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 750 words.

BOAT INSPECTIONS-MUSSELS

COEUR D’ALENE _ Idaho inspectors have already intercepted 14 boats carrying invasive mussels into the state nearly a month into inspection season, officials said. Officials have checked more than 7,000 watercraft at inspection stations across the state so far this year, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported Tuesday. SENT: 270 words.

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