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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory

February 18, 2019

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 1:30 p.m.

SCHOOL BUDGET

BOISE, Idaho — The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Monday voted unanimously for the budget for fiscal year 2020 that must next clear the House and Senate, and be approved by the governor. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

WOLF CONTROL-IDAHO

BOISE, Idaho — Legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little after a House vote Monday. The House voted 51-19 to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board in the summer of 2020. The legislation requested by the board already passed the Senate. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 550 words.

MINIDOKA WORK CAMP

BOISE _ Gov. Brad Little is scheduled to issue a proclamation of A Day of Remembrance to recognize and remember the Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at the Minidoka work camp in Jerome during WWII. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: 400 words following 2 p.m. news conference.

SPORTS:

BKC-IDAHO-EASTERN WASHINGTON

CHENEY, Wash. _ Idaho plays Eastern Washington at Reese Court.

ALSO:

_STANDOFF-ARREST: Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.

_IDAHO COLLEGE CRASH: Police say a juvenile driver sustained minor injuries after crashing into a building at the College of Eastern Idaho.

_DRIVER JUMPS: A Burley, Idaho, woman was hospitalized after police say she fell or jumped from a moving pickup truck.

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