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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

January 5, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3:15 p.m.

STUDENTS-SHUTDOWN

SPOKANE, Wash. — For a group of Whitworth University students, the partial shutdown of the federal government is suddenly much more than a news item. It’s real life. Months ago, they enrolled in a three-week academic program that promised, among other things, a “behind-the-scenes experience of the breadth of knowledge in the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, in Washington, D.C.” Their timing couldn’t have been worse. They landed on Wednesday to news that the Smithsonian, the National Zoo and almost every other federally operated site has been closed indefinitely. An AP Member Exchange by Jim Allen, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 409 words.

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