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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 6, 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.

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: 140 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

XGR-CONCEALED CARRY-AGE

BOISE _ An Idaho legislative committee has advanced a bill that would allow 18- to 20-year-olds carry a concealed weapon in city limits without a permit. SENT: 260 words.

SCRAPPY TEAM

MULLAN _ Mullan wasn’t one of the four North Idaho boys basketball teams that played for a state trophy on Saturday. It hasn’t qualified for the 1A Division II tournament in 13 years. A student body of 23 has put the shrinking mining town’s athletic programs in a quandary. An AP Member exchange by Ryan Collingwood of The Spokesman-Review.

NORTHEAST OREGON-SNOWPACK

BAKER CITY, Ore. _ Luke Albert strides into the meadow and his snowshoes disappear so rapidly that it seems something more than plain gravity is at play. An AP Member exchange by Jayson Jacoby of the Baker City Herald. SENT: 690 words.

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