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AP-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-MORMON VOTERS

About two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump’s approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters. And as new U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join the new Congress in January, most voters in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah —64 percent— would like to see the senator confront the president, AP VoteCast found. By Hannah Fingerhut and Brady McCombs. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL: Jimmy Yellowhair will have a few weeks to get accustomed to serving as a Navajo Nation lawmaker.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — While the other Power Five conferences will hold championship games that will help determine the field for the College Football Playoff, the prize in the Pac-12 title game will be a more traditional one with a spot in the Rose Bowl. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1 p.m. PST.

With:

— FBC--T25-PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW CAPSULE.

FBC--T25-PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP-HANSEN

SALT LAKE CITY — Linebacker always seemed to be the ultimate football destination for Chase Hansen at Utah. Hansen first signed with the Utes as a quarterback. During his freshman season, he switched to defense and soon made a name for himself at safety. Even while Hansen played at those other positions, coach Kyle Whittingham speculated on his potential to eventually develop into a linebacker. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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