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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

December 20, 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.

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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

ISU FOOTBALL PLAYERS-LAWSUIT

BOISE — Two black Idaho State University football players are suing law enforcement in Idaho and Utah, claiming they were illegally detained and arrested, and victims of excessive force based on their race. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

BEAR BAITING

JACKSON, Wyo. — Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue the U.S. government for letting hunters use bait to lure bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Hunters often use livestock parts and other food to lure black bears in states where baiting is allowed. Baiting also attracts grizzly bears, causing hunters to kill several grizzlies in national forests, Erik Molvar with the Western Watersheds Project told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 296 words.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--POTATO BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

BYU will be looking to close out a roller coaster season when it faces Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise. The Cougars returned to the AP Top 25 early in the season before dropping four of five games during one stretch. BYU finished the regular season with a 6-6 record. Western Michigan is making its fourth bowl appearance in the past five seasons and its second trip to Boise, where it lost to Air Force in 2014. SENT: 532 words.

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