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AP-UT--Utah News Advisory, UT

October 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UTAH COMMISSION-AINGE

PROVO, Utah — Republican Tanner Ainge and his third-party opponent Teri McCabe both said managing central Utah’s fast growth is at the top of their priority list as they run for the same county commission seat. Ainge and United Utah candidate McCabe are both hoping to replace Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves, The Daily Herald reported . No Democratic candidate has filed to run for the seat. SENT: 370 words.

REFUGEE CAP

WASHINGTON — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in Baghdad, says he was initially told his wife would be reunited with him and the boys within a month. The wait has now dragged on for more than a year as she goes through stricter screening imposed by the Trump administration. By Susannah George and Colleen Long. SENT: 1,100 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE CHIEF-ST GEORGE — The southern Utah city of St. George has a new police chief.

SPORTS

BBN--ROCKIES WRAPUP

DENVER — Even though the season ended on a sour note, the Colorado Rockies made big strides in 2018. They went a step farther this season as they made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history. The Rockies were swept by Milwaukee when the bats went cold and they managed only two runs in three games. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m. ET.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EST, (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-UT-Utah General Election Testing, Advisory.

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