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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

February 6, 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. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Idaho at 8:30 a.m.


BOISE — A retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise is facing child pornography and drug charges. Upcoming: 250 words.


BOISE — One of the largest tax reduction measures proposed in Idaho history, designed to offset the Republican tax overhaul, is headed to the House floor for debate. The $200 million plan reduces tax rates and creates a $130 Idaho child tax credit. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 301 words.


BOISE — Idaho Republican lawmakers on Monday delayed the confirmation of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Democratic nominee for a water board position over what were described as politically charged Facebook posts. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 516 words. With AP Photo.


DENVER — From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails. But more than 99 percent of that land is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from the nation’s capital. Some Western politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — are asking why the bureau’s headquarters isn’t in the West as well. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 959 words. With AP Photos.


XGR-LICENSING REGULATION REFORM: Idaho lawmakers to tackle licensing reform

ARSON-BOMB-REWARD OFFERED: Idaho agencies offer $5,000 reward for info on arson fire

XGR-DEPARTMENT HEADS: New bill would change Idaho agency appointments

TRAVEL-LONELY PLANET-BEST US: California Redwood Coast tops Lonely Planet 2018 best in US

SEXUAL BATTERY LAW: Idaho Senate panel introduces bill to broaden sex crime laws

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