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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

December 26, 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 10:15 a.m.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ The Idaho Attorney General’s office says a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a voter-improved initiative to expand Medicaid is without merit. UPCOMING: 250 words.

WIDLFIRE-INMATE-RAPE

SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. SENT: 433 words.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — An Ashton man was driving along Fisherman’s Drive in Ashton on Oct. 20 when he saw a pheasant near the road. He stepped out of his car and shot the bird. It would have been a good shot if the man hadn’t broken Fish and Game rules in the process. The bird was on private property, and the shooter was still standing on the road when he fired the shot. A witness contacted law enforcement. An AP Member Exchange by Jonathan Hogan, Post Register. SENT: 700 words.

ALSO:

_EAGLES RETURN: Scores of eagles are back at Lake Coeur d’Alene.

_RECYCLING VIOLATIONS: Latah Sanitation workers have placed 1,662 contamination tags on recycling carts in Moscow, Idaho, since Nov. 1.

_DISABILITY LAWSUIT-SETTLEMENT: Meridian-based Jackson Energy has agreed to pay $158,000 to a former dispatcher.

_LANKFORD MURDER TRIAL: Mark Lankford’s latest retrial on a decades-old murder has been moved to September 2019.

_IDAHO SCHOOLS-NEW WEBSITE: The Idaho State Department of Education has rolled out a website.

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