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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

January 12, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CHICAGO _ Former kidnapping victims, including Utah’s Elizabeth Smart, say 13-year-old Jayme Closs must be allowed to discuss her ordeal on her own terms as she tries to recover from her traumatic experiences. Jayme was found alive Thursday after approaching a stranger nearly three months after police say a man abducted her from her northern Wisconsin home after fatally shooting her parents. A 21-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after her rescue. By Tammy Webber and Brady McCombs. SENT: 980 words, photos.


_ TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING: The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl whom authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn’t understand why he targeted her, deepening a mystery that has captivated the state for months. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 950 words, photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended family. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.


_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin and Darelene Superville. SENT: 910 words, photos.

_ SOFTENING THE SHUTDOWN: The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

_ SHUTDOWN-EXECUTIVE POWER: President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and _ relying on what he called his pen and his phone _ used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 900 words, photo.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AVIATION: The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Facing staffing problems, Miami International Airport will close one of its concourses most of the weekend. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.


_ DEATH ROW-APPEAL DENIED: A federal judge has denied an appeal by a man who has been on Utah’s death row for 30 years.



SALT LAKE CITY _ The Utah Utes host the slumping Washington State Cougars, who have lost five straight. By John Coon. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos.


LARAMIE, Wyo. _ Utah State plays Wyoming at Arena-Auditorium.


PROVO, Utah _ Santa Clara plays BYU at Marriott Center.


PORTLAND, Ore. _ Weber State plays Portland State at Viking Pavillion.


CEDAR CITY, Utah _ Northern Arizona plays Southern Utah at America First Event Center.


OREM, Utah _ Seattle plays Utah Valley at UCCU Center.


TOKYO _ Tokyo newspapers react to the corruption investigation centered on Japanese Olympic Committee president and powerful IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda.


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