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AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

September 5, 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 8:30 a.m.

TRUCK WEIGHT LIMITS

TWIN FALLS — Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on a dozen south-central Idaho bridges each year. UPCOMING: 250 words.

SLEEPING ON THE STREETS

BOISE — Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 773 words.

OBIT-SUPREME COURT JUSTICE-IDAHO

BOISE — Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has died. He was 75. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced Jones’s death on Tuesday. Otter’s office did not release details surrounding when or how Jones died. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT:352 words.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HANDLING COMPLAINTS

HARTFORD, Conn. — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 914 words. WITH AP Photos.

WILDFIRE-INMATE-RAPE

SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 471 words. With AP Photos.

CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING-SAFE HOUSE

BOISE — Officials say a new treatment center and shelter for children and teens who are victims of sex trafficking soon will open in Idaho. SENT: 308 words.

IN BRIEF:

IDAHO-CRIME RATE: Drug, hate crime numbers climbing in Idaho

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