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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

November 15, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

GOLD EXPLORATION-LAWSUIT

BOISE — Two conservation groups say the federal government violated environmental laws by approving a Canadian company’s plan to search for gold in key wildlife habitat in eastern Idaho. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

WILDFIRES-WHAT CAN BE DONE

BILLINGS, Montana — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West. By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 937 words. With AP Photos.

STATE SOFTWARE CONTRACT

BOISE — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent letters to the state Board of Education and a lawmaker amid concerns over a $1 million state software contract. UPCOMING: 250 words.

ALSO:

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: Human remains found a N. Idaho construction site

IDAHO EARTHQUAKE: No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake

GRAND TETON-HIDDEN FALLS: Rock buttress falls above popular Grand Teton overlook

YELLOWSTONE VISITATION: Yellowstone passes 4 million visitors for the year

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