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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

February 4, 2019

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 9 a.m.

LETHAL INJECTION-SECRECY

BOISE _ Final arguments are presented in a lawsuit brought by a University of Idaho professor seeking access to public records on executions held by the Idaho Department of Corrections. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

IDAHO WATER AGREEMENT

BOISE _ The Senate considers legislation to end year of litigation involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

IMMUNIZATIONS EXEMPTIONS

BOISE _ Legislation could be introduced involving immunization exemptions. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

MEDICAID EXPANSION

BOISE _ A rally for Medicaid expansion is planned for noon at the Statehouse. Keith Ridler staffing. Will write on merits.

WOLF CONTROL-IDAHO

BOISE _ Lawmakers in the Senate will consider legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game.

POLICE PUNISHMENT

OGDEN, Utah_ Utah police officers caught committing misdeeds on the job such as driving under the influence or using drugs receive more lenient punishments than law enforcement in six other states, a new state report found. The State Auditor’s Office reviewed eight years of discipline records and concluded Utah gives less severe punishment than Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oregon and Washington, according to a report. SENT: 265 words.

FAKE FISH

RICHLAND, Wash._ Mechanical fish developed in Richland have made their way through dams from Ice Harbor near Pasco to the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. By Annette Clay, Tri-City Herald. SENT: 850 words.

HEARING IMPAIRMENT-MOVIES

NAMPA, Idaho_ For her daughter Katie’s 8th birthday, Deseret Baker took her to see “Frozen.” Being partially deaf and using a hearing aid, Katie requires closed-caption glasses at the movies, but the back and forth with theater staff to get the glasses to work caused them to miss the first 20 minutes and, in frustration, to leave. By Riley Bunch, Idaho Press. SENT: 1,300 words.

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