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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

December 7, 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.

MASS STABBING

BOISE _ A man accused of stabbing nine people, including a 3-year-old girl celebrating her birthday who later died, has been found incompetent to stand trial. UPCOMING: 250 words.

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends to open more public lands to leasing and allow waivers for drilling to encroach into the habitat of greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 955 words. With AP Photos.

IDAHO LEGISLATURE-LEADERSHIP

BOISE — The top legislative leaders in the Idaho Statehouse have retained their positions for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans voted Wednesday night to keep Rep. Scott Bedke as speaker of the House, a position the Oakley resident has held since 2012. Nampa Republican Rep. Brent Crane, who previously served as the assistant majority leader, unsuccessfully challenged Bedke for the top spot. SENT: 212 words.

FATHER SENTENCED

IDAHO FALLS _ An Idaho father was sentenced to prison for making several threats to kill his son before ultimately showing up at his doorstep with an AK-47. SENT: 302 words.

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GLACIER PARK BUSES-HYBRID: Glacier park plans to upgrade buses with hybrid engines

ELECTION 2018-DISTRICT 15: Incumbent Republican retains state Senate seat after recount

OFFICER KILLS DOG: Police officer shoots pit bull attacking golden retriever

BOISE TSA GUNS: Boise TSA spots 3 loaded firearms in carry-ons in 3 days

HUNTING GRIZZLIES: Wyoming files notice it will appeal grizzly bear ruling

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