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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

April 5, 2019

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.

Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ Idaho Gov. Brad Little has vetoed a bill that would have dramatically toughened the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the ballot, and says he plans to veto a second bill intended to soften the first. The Republican governor rejected the bill in a letter dated Thursday and delivered to the president of the Senate, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ A Senate panel has declined to agree with the House on amendments added to Idaho Medicaid expansion legislation. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Friday voted 5-4 not to concur with the changes. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

INTERSTATE HEMP TRANSPORT

BOISE _ A House committee on Friday approved allowing people to transport hemp through the state after getting a permit from the Idaho Department of Agriculture. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 260 words.

FORMER NAACP LEADER-WELFARE FRAUD

SPOKANE, Wash. _ A former NAACP leader in Washington state who was exposed in 2015 as a white woman pretending to be black has reached an agreement to avoid trial on charges of welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo two years ago, was charged with two felonies last May. SENT: 390 words. WITH AP Photos.

TETON FAULT MAP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of the geologic fault at the foot of the Teton Range, one of the most visually striking and potentially dangerous seismic areas in North America. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

AIR FORCE-LAWSUIT

NAMPA _ The U.S. Air Force faces a lawsuit that seeks to halt training exercises over nine cities in southern Idaho, according to court documents. The complaint was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Idaho by Boise residents and an environmental organization called Great Old Broads for Wilderness. SENT: 240 words.

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