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AP-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

November 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SALT LAKE CITY — Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love looks to hold off a stiff challenge from one of Utah’s most powerful Democrats, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. The state’s other three Republican incumbents congressmen (Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Chris Stewart) are expected to easily win re-election. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day and evening Tuesday. Photos.


SALT LAKE CITY — Utah voters are set to decide whether Utah will join some 30 other states and legalize medical marijuana with a ballot measure that is being opposed by the Mormon church seems to have split the predominantly Mormon state. Voters will also vote on propositions that would expand Medicaid, create a new redistricting commission and provide an education funding boost. By Brady McCombs. UPCOMING: Developing Tuesday night, 600 words, photos.


— ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA REFERENDUM: Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 670 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates with results.


SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to breeze to victory over his Democratic opponent as he aims to return to politics by winning the seat being left vacant by retiring longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: Developing Tuesday night, 600 words and photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation are choosing between two seasoned politicians to become their next president. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day and night, with photos.


DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware — A Utah mayor and Army National Guard member wrote on Facebook before he was killed in Afghanistan that he hopes every American “exercises their precious right to vote.” The killing of the 39-year-old mayor of North Ogden, Utah, Brent Taylor, by an Afghan trainee leaves his wife and seven children. Taylor’s also wrote in his final post says that “whether the Republicans or the Democrats win,” he hopes “we all remember that we have far more that unites us than divides us” as Americans. SENT: 530 words, photos, video.



CARLSBAD, Calif. — As baseball general managers gather for the start of their annual meetings, teams and players wonder whether last year’s slow free-agent market was an aberration or signaled a shift. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, by 9 p.m. EST.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apsaltlake@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org


AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election. The test reports started, 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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