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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

August 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SALT LAKE CITY — Opponents of Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative are set to lay out their case why voters should spike the proposal during a news conference Thursday. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Developing from noon MDT news conference.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in Tuesday’s presidential primary election, with a field of 18 candidates vying to be among the two who will advance to the November general election. The candidates have touted plans for economic development and securing water rights, providing services to veterans and the elderly, and bringing younger Navajos back home. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version, photos.


PHOENIX — Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn’t understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 610 words, photos.


— ZION-NEW ENTRY: Zion National Park is planning to overhaul its main entrance to help ease long lines of cars that can stretch back for miles.

— NAKED HOME INTRUDER SHOT: Authorities in Utah have identified a naked man who kicked in the front door of a house in Cedar City and was shot multiple times by one of the homeowners.



FORT YATES, N.D. — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving travels to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to be honored by the tribe. Irving, whose late mother was once part of the tribe, expressed his support during the tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos, video. Developing from morning ceremonies.


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