AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
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.
STUDENT FEE LAWSUIT
COEUR D’ALENE — A former Idaho Supreme Court justice has filed a federal lawsuit against the state over the student fees charged to public school students. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.
YAKIMA, Wash. — U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production. The Capital Press reports that the 2018 forecast for Washington is 39,273 acres, which is 71 percent of total U.S. acreage, according to a July 2 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Idaho is projected at 8,217 acres, or 15 percent of the total, and Oregon is projected at 7,849 acres, or 14 percent. Idaho shows the largest increase in acreage, up 1,224 acres, or 17.5 percent. SENT: 230 words.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS: 5 killed in 1 day in domestic violence incidents in Idaho
DIVING ACCIDENT: A 19-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, man likely will be paralyzed after hitting his head in the Snake River while diving at Hells Gate State Park.
FATAL ATV CRASH: Two men were involved in a fatal all-terrain vehicle crash near Elk River, Idaho.
DRUG DEALER-KILLING: A Post Falls drug dealer serving 35 years in prison for forcing a man to eat a large quantity of meth must serve out his prison term.
MOTORCYCLE-BUS CRASH: A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a bus near Blackfoot, Idaho.