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AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

August 29, 2018

Good afternoon! 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

HELENA, Mont. — A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the first grizzly bear hunting season to be held in the Lower 48 states in more than four decades will open as scheduled on Saturday outside Yellowstone National Park. By Matt Volz. SENT: 849 words. With AP Photo.

MICRON EXPANSION

MANASSAS, Va. — One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

FOREST THINNING PROJECT

SALEM, Ore. — A federal judge says a project to thin 2,000 acres of timberland in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can move forward. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated

BI-STATE SAGE GROUSE-ESA RULING

RENO, Nev. — A U.S. judge who earlier ruled federal wildlife officials illegally denied Endangered Species Act protection for a population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada in 2015 has reinstated the proposed listing of the bird as threatened until a new review determines whether it’s on the brink of extinction. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 644 words. With AP Photo.

TRACE WAR-WASHINGTON

SPOKANE, Wash. — The trade war with China is making life difficult for many farmers across Washington state. The state’s 1,900 wheat growers, who export the vast majority of their crop, are particularly hurt. But so are cherry growers who just harvested their highly perishable crop. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

LEWISTON RANCH-PURCHASE

LEWISTON — A conservation group bought a 4.5-square-mile (11.7-square-kilometer) ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep there. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

TRANSPORTATION GRANT-IDAHO: Idaho to receive $90M to expand I-84

BOULDERS FALL ON HIKER: 71-year-old hiker recovering after being struck by boulders

WOLF SHOT: Officials say rancher shot, injured wolf in NE Washington

IDAHO STATE-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win

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