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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SMALL MODULAR REACTORS-IDAHO

BOISE — The U.S. Department of Energy, a Utah-based utility and a contractor that operates an eastern Idaho nuclear research facility have reached an agreement involving plans to build a dozen small modular nuclear reactors in eastern Idaho. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. government attorneys filed notice Friday that they are appealing a court ruling that restored protections for grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies and blocked plans to hold the first public hunts for the animals in decades. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 316 words.

HATE CRIME TRIAL-VERDICT

COEUR D’ALENE — An Idaho man accused of a felony hate crime has been acquitted. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports a jury on Thursday found 52-year-old Richard Sovenski, of Hayden, not guilty of malicious harassment, but guilty of a misdemeanor charge of battery. SENT: 130-words. Will be updated.

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IDAHO UNEMPLOYMENT: Idaho unemployment drops to 2.6 percent

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