AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID
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 email@example.com. Stories should be in plain text format.
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Idaho at 1 p.m.
COAL EXPORT WASHINGTON
SEATTLE — Six states are the latest to line up against Washington state over its decision last fall to reject permits and other approvals for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River. Montana, Wyoming and other interior states filed legal briefs support the project backers, who sued Washington state officials in federal court for blocking coal exports. By Phuong Le. SENT: 600 words. With AP Photos.
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PRISON WRITING PROGRAM
TWIN FALLS — “How the f— is this going to affect my life at all?” It was on the first day of class at the Idaho State Correctional Center that creative writing instructor Shane Brown was confronted with this question from an inmate. As the class of 25 quickly thinned out, the answer was clear: for some prisoners, not much. Inmates who questioned the importance of writing and art were quickly weeded out. Most were just trying to find a distraction, trying to find some way to escape the boredom that they found in the routines they repeated hundreds, possibly thousands, of times. By Bowen West of The Times-News. SENT: 2000 words. WITH AP photos.
ONE-HANDED FOOTBALL PLAYERS
BOISE — Few can understand the challenges faced by Shaquem Griffin better than DaWuan Miller. And few who had never even met Griffin were as happy when he was taken last Saturday in the NFL Draft. Both became defensive starters in college — Griffin at Central Florida and Miller at Boise State. From 1992 to 1995, Miller played cornerback for the Broncos in their final years in Division I-AA. By Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman. SENT: 700 words.
—GRIZZLY HUNT: The National Parks Conservation Association has turned in a petition calling on Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to put off or curtail a planned grizzly bear hunt.
—HOUSE FIRE-DEATH: Emmett officials have identified the man who died in a house fire.
—SEMI-PEDESTRIAN KILLED: A woman died after she was struck by a semi on Interstate 84 near Wendell, Idaho.