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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

May 21, 2019

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah officials are investigating a St. George school for troubled youth suspected of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues. A letter from the Department of Human Services dated May 9 claims staffing problems have left residents and staffers feeling unsafe, escalating a large fight that broke out April 28. Officials say the school must enact more than a dozen changes or risk losing their license. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A group of shareholders wants Public Service Co. of New Mexico to issue a report on how it plans to handle tons of waste generated by the utility’s coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. The utility plans to shutter the San Juan Generating Station in 2022 and environmentalists have concerns about customers footing the bill. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


KATHMANDU, Nepal _ Apa Sherpa had dreamed of becoming a doctor, but poverty and lack of education steered him to a far more dangerous path: climbing the slopes of Mount Everest. He has reached its summit more than most everyone but wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. He returns each year to his roots in the foothills of the Himalayas to show children from the Sherpa minority group that they have options. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.



And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals. Their win in Portland clinched their fifth consecutive trip to the title series. And they’ve also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become their norm. By the time Game 1 of the NBA Finals arrives in either Milwaukee or Toronto on May 30, it’ll be a 10-day gap between games for the Warriors. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words, photos.


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