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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTIONS SECURITY-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is expected to talk election security Tuesday as states around the country scramble to guard against Russian hackers who targeted election systems in at least 21 states in 2016. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

TROPICAL WEATHER

PHOENIX — Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest Tuesday, slowing morning commute in metro Phoenix as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in the city, central Utah and elsewhere. SENT: 330 words.

CONSERVATION FUND

WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 630 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WEBER SCHOOLS-RACE: Weber School District is overhauling the way it deals with racism and discrimination with new policies and plans to hire a new administrator to focus on the issues.

SPORTS:

BKN--NBA PREASON RDP

Deandre Ayton might be the NBA’s next great man in the middle. The No. 1 pick had a dominant debut Monday night, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Phoenix Suns’ 106-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings. The exhibition opener for both teams featured the top two picks in the most recent draft. Marvin Bagley III of Duke came off the bench for seven points in 25 minutes. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

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