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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 11, 2019

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.

BALLOT INITIATIVES-TOUGHER RULES

BOISE _ A panel of Idaho lawmakers hears testimony from citizens concerned about a bill that would make it tougher to get voter initiatives on the ballot by making the number of required signatures dramatically higher and the time allowed to collect them dramatically shorter. By Rebecca Boone. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

PUBLIC LANDS-USE

BOISE _ A panel of Idaho lawmakers considers a bill that would create a legislative council on matters relating to federal lands. Rebecca Boone monitoring, may write on merits.

CHEMICAL WEAPONS DEPOT

HERMISTON, Ore. _ The giant metal lock is nearly rusted shut on bunker A-903 at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in northeastern Oregon. Once we’re able to pry it loose and open the 10-foot tall concrete door, we’re walking into a literal time capsule. Inside the cavernous room, we find boxes and boxes of sealed U.S. Army biscuits, toilet paper, can openers and potable water. One box dates back to January 1964. By John Notarianni. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.

HOME DEED-RACIST LANGUAGE

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Two homeowners in Spokane, Washington, want racist language removed from their home’s deed but the county auditor says she doesn’t have authority to do so. SENT: 430 words

OCEAN CONDITIONS-SALMON

SEATTLE _ Young salmon could see improved conditions this year off the Washington and Oregon coasts. SENT: 480 words

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MISSILES ONBOARD-CRASH: Semi-truck involved in I-90 crash was carrying missiles

PEDESTRIAN DEATH-PROBATION VIOLATION _ An Eagle man sentenced to probation in a traffic crash that killed a pedestrian has been arrested on a suspected probation violation.

NAMPA-YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX _ Four brothers who grew up in Nampa are building a youth sports complex in their hometown.

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