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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 24, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3 p.m.

CYBER SECURITY-CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The United States is rushing to catch up with what cybersecurity experts say are threats by hackers to systems that operate energy pipelines, hydroelectric projects, drinking water systems and nuclear power plants across the country. The Idaho National Laboratory’s cybercore labs and offices next year will move into a massive cybersecurity building, and another building will house one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers at a total cost of about $85 million. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos.

IDAHO-POPULATION

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Census Bureau says that for the second year in a row, Idaho has earned the title of fastest-growing state in the country. SENT: 290 words.

BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS

RENO, Nev. — Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 650 words. AP Photos.

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