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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage, ID

January 25, 2019

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.

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Idaho at 2 p.m.


BOISE _ The Idaho Commission on the Arts might get a little less snooty. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday unanimously approved a rule change requested by the commission that will give folk artists such as cowboy poets, saddle makers, ethnic artists and others a better shot at $5,000 fellowships. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 145 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.


BOISE _ A recent report shows the Idaho State Police lab is putting a dent in the number of backlogged rape kits. The Idaho Statesman says the 2018 sexual assault kit tracking report released by Idaho State Police Forensic Services shows that the state performed 473 rape kit exams last year, and the lab saw 620 kits submitted for testing. That means police submitted nearly 150 old kits. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


CANNON BLASTS-IDAHO INAUGURATION: Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

MEASLES OUTBREAK: Officials: 30 measles cases in western Washington outbreak

MEASLES OUTBREAK-IDAHO: Washington measles outbreak prompts warning to Idaho doctors