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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 7, 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 8:30 a.m.

SCHOOLS-CYBERSECURITY

RIGBY _ Jefferson School District 251 director of technology Keith Scholes said combating the ever-growing rise of computer viruses and hacking of school data is a “never-ending battle.” UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. Note slug may change.

WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS

BILLINGS, Mont. _ U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move certain to re-ignite the legal battle over a predator that’s rebounding in some regions but absent in others. By Matthew Brown and John Flesher. SENT: 830 words. WITH AP Photos

WITH:

WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS-THE LATEST, SENT: 590 words, developing.

WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS-WASHINGTON

SPOKANE, Wash. _ A proposal by the Trump administration to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states is getting a mixed reaction in Washington state. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 550 words. WITH AP Photos.

XGR-SEX EDUCATION

BOISE _ A bill that would require parents to “opt in” before their children can receive sex education in school has cleared the Idaho House on a party-line vote. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 480 words.

SECRETARY OF STATE-BUDGET ERROR

BOISE _ Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney forgot to include money for the 2020 presidential primary in his budget, forcing legislative budget writers to scramble to find $2 million when the error was noticed. SENT: 315 words.

ALSO:

CALDWELL-DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: Woman walking dog shot in drive-by incident

MERIDIAN-WOMAN KILLED: Meridian man charged with wife’s murder

SPORTS:

BKC-BOISE ST-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Makuach Maluach’s only basket Wednesday night, coming with 1:27 left, was enough to give New Mexico a 73-72 win over Boise State. By Glen Rosales. SENT: 530 words.