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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

August 17, 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 8:30 a.m.

BOISE STATE-BASEBALL STADIUM

BOISE — Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire property where school officials want to build a baseball stadium. UPCOMING: 250 words.

FOREST RESTORATION-APPEAL

BOISE — A giant forest project in west-central Idaho is on hold following a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision Monday halts the 125-square-mile (325-square kilometer) project on the Payette National Forest that includes commercial timber sales, work to improve fish passage, prescribed burning to reduce forest fire risks, and the closing of some roads. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 572 words.

FOREST SERVICE-WILDFIRES

WASHINGTON — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 724 words.

UI ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FIRED

BOISE — The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday fired University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear after an investigation into how his department handled sexual assault and harassment complaints. SENT: 338 words.

YAAK HOMICIDE-CONVICTION

LIBBY, Mont. — An Idaho woman has been convicted of shooting and killing her former boyfriend along a rural road in northwestern Montana. SENT: 415 words.

SEWER FEE-LAWSUIT

BOISE — Cities across Idaho are closely watching a case where a lawsuit is seeking refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a new home there. SENT: 375 words.

SPORTS:

BC-BBY--LITTLE LEAGUE-TECHNOLOGY

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Outfielder Rolando Rodriguez from Panama heard a reporter’s question, but doesn’t speak English. So Georgia shortstop Tai Peete helped him out, pecking the words into Google Translate to ask about how young baseball players are sharing technology during the Little League World Series. By Sara Perlowitz. SENT: 529 words. With AP Photos.

ALSO:

IDAHO SENATE-APPOINTMENT: Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

WOLF ATTACKS: State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

HOT CAR-CHILD RESCUED: Boise man facing charges after girl rescued from hot vehicle

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