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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 31, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2 p.m.

MARIJUANA EXPORT BILL

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year. SENT: 290 words.

FISH REBOUND

SPOKANE, Wash. — In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in North Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the thousands, regional populations of burbot - sometimes known as ling cod - had dropped to a mere 50. Today, that number is closer to 50,000. An AP Member Exchange by Nathanael Massey, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 600 words.

SPORTS:

_BKC--IDAHO STATE-EASTERN WASHINGTON

Idaho State plays Eastern Washington at Reese Court. Game start at 2:05 p.m. PST.

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