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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

January 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SEATTLE — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the family of a Utah woman who disappeared nine years ago can proceed. SENT: 320 words.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.


_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PAYDAY: Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she’s considering trying to get a job at a grocery store. Weatherly is among the 800,000 federal employees who aren’t getting paychecks for the first time Friday because of the lingering government shutdown. SENT: 830 words. By Brady McCombs and Juliet Linderman.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-EMERGENCY DECLARATION — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. SENT: 830 words.


_ 94-YEAR-OLD FAST FOOD WORKER: The 94-year-old Dorothy Bale has become a fixture and customer favorite during her 25 years working at an Arby’s in a Salt Lake City suburb.



SALT LAKE CITY _ The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Utah Jazz.


PARIS — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By John Leicester. SENET: 880 words, photos.


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