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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

January 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

SALT LAKE CITY _ As the partial government shutdown drags on, private organizations, local businesses, volunteers and state governments are putting up the money and manpower to keep national parks across the U.S. open, safe and clean for visitors. But it is a makeshift arrangement that hasn’t prevented some parks from closing and trash from piling up, and it could become ineffective if the shutdown lingers. By Brady McCombs and John Flesher. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for “months or even years.” SENT: 970 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAVAJO ROADS-WEATHER: The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs says its employees will be clearing roads on the Navajo Nation over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown.

SPORTS:

BKC--JAZZ-PISTONS

DETROIT _ The Utah Jazz visit the Detroit Pistons.

BKC--SOUTHERN UTAH-WEBER STATE

OGDEN, Utah _ Southern Utah plays Weber State at Dee Events Center.

BKC--AIR FORCE-UTAH STATE

LOGAN, Utah _ Air Force plays Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

BKC--UTAH VALLEY-CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. _ Air Force plays Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

BKC--BYU-ST. MARY’S

MORAGA, Calif. _ BYU plays Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion.

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