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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

October 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ENDANGERED FISH-COLORADO RIVER

DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 870 words, photos.

ICYMI: SUSPICIOUS LETTERS

SALT LAKE CITY — A U.S. Navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious envelopes that were sent to President Donald Trump and top military chiefs.

TROPICAL WEATHER

Tribal officials say the structural integrity of an earthen dam holding up a runoff-swollen lake in a remote area of the southern Arizona desert remains “a major concern” and that they’re working to assemble an engineering team to inspect the dam. Elsewhere, part of a northern Arizona highway was closed Thursday due to storm damage. With BC-AZ--Tropical Weather-The Latest.

ICYMI: IMMIGRATION TEMPORARY STATUS

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship.” By Robert Jablon and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 760 words, photos.

WARMING-WIND POWER

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. ramped up its wind turbines, it could temporarily warm parts of the nation more than climate change from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, a new Harvard study says. In some places, wind farms are warming nights up to 2 1/2 degrees. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

HIGHWAY CLOSED-STORM DAMAGE: A 15-mile (24-kilometer) stretch of a northern Arizona highway is closed because of damage from heavy rains and officials say the closure likely will last a while and result in a lengthy detour.

SPORTS:

MMA-MCGREGOR-NURMAGOMEDOV

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one last show before they get into the ring together to battle for Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title. Saturday night’s pay-per-view is expected to be the biggest in UFC history, spurred on by McGregor’s return to the octagon and the bad blood over McGregor’s attack on the UFC bus in New York City. By Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m. EDT.

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