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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

August 25, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The polygamous family from TV’s “Sister Wives” recently moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, because they said they needed a new hometown after realizing Las Vegas was a great place to take “exile” after they fled Utah under the threat of prosecution, but not where they want to grow old. By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


EL PASO, Texas — Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices — a practice which both the government and advocacy groups oppose for different reasons. By Colleen Long, Frank Bajak and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,520 words, photos. By Dee-Ann Durbin. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in former Starwood hotels. By year’s end, Marriott expects to place the books in 300,000 rooms. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 770 words, photos.


— UTAH BALLOT MEASURE: The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that an initiative measure to keep but ease the state’s dual-path system for nominating candidates for political office won’t appear on the November general election ballot.

— UTAH-ELECTRIC BUSES: Utah will receive $2.3 million in federal funds as part of a project to roll out more public transportation that is propelled by low- or no-emissions systems.

— CORONA ARCH-GRAFFITI: Federal prosecutors say an Idaho man has pleaded guilty to defacing a sandstone arch near Moab by scrawling graffiti on the rock feature.



NEW YORK — The NBA’s entry into esports finishes off its first season with its championship series. The Knicks’ and Heat’s teams face off for the title in the 17-team league, which grows to 21 next season and means more than two-thirds of the NBA’s franchises will also have a team of video gamers. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 500 words. Championship series starts 4 p.m.


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