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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

April 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 has named a venomous lizard with black and yellow bead-like scales as its state reptile. SENT: 280 words. A bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert adds the Gila monster to the list of state symbols, honoring the lizard among such things as the beehive, the Dutch oven, elk and sea gulls. SENT: 280 words.


RENO, Nev. _ Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival’s capacity to 100,000, including third-party security searches and hardened barriers around the perimeter that the agency says would reduce vulnerability to acts of terrorism. A draft environmental impact statement references the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is the latest Republican-leaning state seeking to enact a strict abortion ban as conservatives take aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 510 words, photos.



An Associated Press analysis of rosters of perennial NCAA Tournament teams concludes it takes NBA-ready talent _ players who leave school early _ to go far consistently. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, graphics.


_ BKC--TEAM VS. TALENT DRAFT HISTORY: An Associated Press analysis of NCAA Tournament rosters over the last 30 years shows the ever-expanding impact of the NBA rules have had on both the college game and the draft. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.


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