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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

March 21, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

STUDENT NEWSPAPER-CUTS

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A Utah university newspaper believes budget cuts are targeting the publication and could impact the school’s journalism program. The Spectrum reported Wednesday that staff members at the Dixie Sun News say a planned cut to student fees is administrative retaliation for the newspaper’s coverage of stories that damage the image of Dixie State University. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

CHACO CANYON DRILLING

ACOMA PUEBLO, New Mexico _ Native American leaders are gathering Thursday to reaffirm support for a formal buffer around a national park that includes stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT-THE DIRTY BRACKET

SALT LAKE CITY _ We can’t tell you who is going to be in the Final Four, but here’s a list of scandal-plagued programs participating in March Madness _ and taking millions out of the NCAA Tournament. Every region has multiple teams dealing with infractions, poor sportsmanship and outright crimes. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 1,400 words, photos.

BKC-NCAA-BAYLOR-SYRACUSE

SALT LAKE CITY _ Baylor comes into the NCAA trying to decipher Syracuse’s zone and snap a four-game losing streak. The Orange will be without starting guard Frank Howard. By John Marshall. 700 words. AP Photos. Tip at 9:57 p.m.

BKC--NCAA-NEW MEXICO STATE-AUBURN

SALT LAKE CITY _ Auburn brings an eight-game winning streak into the tournament against a team that’s every bit as hot. The 12th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies are riding a 19-game winning streak. By National Writer Eddie Pells.

BKC--NCAA-FARLEIGH DICKENSON-GONZAGA

SALT LAKE CITY _ Flying high and shooting well, 16th-seeded Fareligh Dickinson comes to Salt Lake City aiming at a bigger target _ top-seeded Gonzaga. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 700 words. Tip at 7:27 p.m.

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