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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

UTAH BUDGET

SALT LAKE CITY _ Gov. Gary Herbert plans Thursday to release his budget recommendations for the fiscal year that begins next summer. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 10 a.m. news conference.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Supporters of a voter-approved ballot measure to legalize use of medical marijuana in Utah are suing the state over changes made by state lawmakers during a special session Monday. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY LEASES

BILLINGS, Mont. _ The Trump administration is advancing its plan to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. Land management plans released Thursday covering portions of seven states would open more areas to leasing and allow waivers that would allow drilling pads to encroach into habitat for greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 520 words.

ICYMI: KIDS WITNESS SLAYING

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman drew her ex-husband outside his apartment with a message about dropping off cold medicine for their 3-year-old twins, then sneaked inside and fatally shot his girlfriend while she and the children were decorating a Christmas tree, a Utah prosecutor said Wednesday. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 330 words, photos.

PEARL HARBOR-REBURIALS

HONOLULU — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-LIVING ON THE EDGE

CHICAO, Calif. _ Hundreds of people displaced by a deadly Northern California wildfire are still in a shelter nearly a month later after the fire struck. For some it’s a warm place to stay with close to loved ones, but many were homeless or nearly so before escaping with their lives and little else. The future is uncertain for all the fire’s victims, but it’s uniquely challenging for those who already were living on the edge. By Jonathan Cooper. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

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BKN--ROCKETS-JAZZ

HOUSTON _ The Houston Rockets visit the Utah Jazz.

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