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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

September 26, 2018

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 8:50 a.m.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES-ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

BILLINGS, Mont. — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed. By matthew Brown. SENT: 590 words. WITH AP Photos.

WITH BC-US--HUNTING GRIZZLIES-ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT-THE LATEST

GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES

The shooting that killed 17 people earlier this year at a high school in Parkland, Fla., which followed by just months the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, prompted a wave of student activism that raised the hopes of gun-control advocates across the country. While Florida’s legislature and governor responded with a far-reaching package of gun laws, an Associated Press review shows those actions were an outlier among Republican-leaning states. A handful of GOP governors did sign bills banning bump stocks, like the one used in the Las Vegas attack, or allowing police to temporarily seize guns from individuals showing signs of mental instability or violence. But an AP analysis of all gun legislation passed this year in state legislatures finds the back-to-back shooting tragedies were not the legislative turning point gun-control supporters had hoped they would be. By Ryan J. Foley. 1,800 words moved in advance for use in Wednesday editions. Photos. With AP data distribution. An abridged version also is moving.

With:

— BC-US--Guns-Bump Stocks, a chunky text-style sidebar about what has happened related to bump stocks — and what hasn’t — since the Las Vegas strip shooting. By Lisa Marie Pane. 430 words.

— BC-US--Guns-Bump Stocks-Glance, a list detailing notable events in the U.S. involving bump stocks. 240 words.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had recovered from near-extermination. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 790 words.

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-BANKRUPTCY

BOISE — A company that owns one of Idaho’s only independent psychiatric hospitals has declared bankruptcy, putting the future of Save Haven Healthcare in question. The company operates a psychiatric hospital in Boise as well as three assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Bellevue and Wendell. SENT: 380 words.

ALSO:

RESORT LODGE-REOPENING: Idaho resort prepares to reopen lodge following $1M fire

SCHOOL DONATION: Big donation funds career and technical education center

COUGAR EUTHANIZED: Idaho authorities euthanize cougar wandering near day care

IDAHO DEPUTY SHOT: Idaho deputy who was shot on duty is released from hospital

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