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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

January 28, 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 8:45 a.m.

LETHAL INJECTION-SECRECY

BOISE _ Trial begins in a lawsuit between a Unviersity of Idaho professor and the Idaho Department of Correction over whether lethal injection records may be kept secret. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

CHINOOK FORECAST

LEWISTON, Idaho _ An early forecast by Idaho fisheries managers suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries managers predicts just over 48,000 spring chinook will return to the mouth of the Snake River. SENT: 230 words.

BUTTERFLY COINS

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Standing outside Slick Willie’s in Austin, Texas, Ron Hornbaker heard a man nearby muttering about low blood sugar. Hornbaker felt the weight of a Butterfly Coin in his pocket, and then approached the man, chatted a bit and handed him the coin and $20 to buy food. A week later, he got an alert that the coin had a new online entry, from someone else who received $100 and the coin from another person in Austin. An AP member exchange by Dan Thompson of The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1,000 words moved in advance for use Sunday, Jan. 27 and thereafter.

ALSO:

_ TRIPLE HOMICIDE-WASHINGTON STATE-ARREST _ Authorities in Washington state say a woman wanted in connection to a triple homicide has been arrested.

_ PRISONER-SEXUAL ASSAULT DNA _ A man serving a prison sentence after being convicted of a Seattle rape is facing another sexual assault charge after his DNA was matched to a second victim.

_ MOUNT RAINIER-REOPENING _ Mount Rainier National Park is gearing up to return to full operations following the federal government’s partial shutdown

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