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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

August 9, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.


BOISE — Firefighters made good progress on several large Idaho wildfires but another started that’s expected to burn into the fall. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons. Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chain’s prospects after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could vote on it. That vote also faced shaky prospects due to opposition from shareholders and influential proxy advisory firms. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 610 words.


HELENA, Mont. — Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk will speak about his imminent departure from the National Park Service after previously saying he was forced out by the Trump administration. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana wildlife commissioners have endorsed a plan to manage the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at current levels as federal officials consider lifting protections on the animals. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


BOISE — A construction company has dropped its appeal of a report finding negligence in a fatal trench collapse in Boise that killed two workers. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


FATAL PARAGLIDING CRASH: Idaho man dies in paragliding crash

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