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AP-UT--Utah News Digest - 1:30 pm, UT

June 11, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an early 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 Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or bmccombs@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


ST. GEORGE — A Mormon motorcycle club called the Temple Riders founded on the idea, “Wouldn’t it be nice to ride to a temple instead of a bar?” is holding its biennial gathering this weekend in southern Utah where about 125 members will gather to take rides through scenic parts of the region, the Spectrum reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


OGDEN, Utah — A lawsuit filed after an Ogden man was stabbed and beaten to death in the Utah State Prison has been settled, the Standard Examiner reports. UPCOMING: About 250 words by 3:30 p.m.


PARK CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was once the face of the “Never Trump” movement. Now the former GOP presidential nominee and would-be senator appears to be embracing Donald Trump’s presidency as he re-enters national politics. By Steve Peoples and Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 1,050 words.



DURANGO, Colo. — A growing wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado has forced more people from their homes as crews tried to slow the blaze being fed by continued hot, dry and windy conditions. Authorities ordered the residents of 675 homes to evacuate Sunday after the fire burning north of Durango nearly doubled in size overnight to 26 square miles. SENT: 320 words, photos, video. With: COLORADO WILDFIRES-THE LATEST


Your tax situation in retirement may be a lot more complicated than it is while you’re working. Your Social Security benefits, retirement plan withdrawals and other factors could affect how you are taxed in retirement. By Liz Weston, NerdWallet. SENT: 840 words, photo.



DETROIT — Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a five-year contract with Dwane Casey to become the new head coach. Casey led the Toronto Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins this year and helped them earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time. By Larry Lage. SENT: 550 words, photos.


— GAS PRICES — Gasoline prices in the Salt Lake City area have increased more than 2 cents in the past week.

— SOUTHWEST SALT LAKE DEVELOPMENT — Residents of suburban Salt Lake City are organizing a county-wide referendum to block a proposed 8,800-home development southwest of the city.


AP is moving election test reports for the June 26 Utah primary election on: 

June 11, 13, 14 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET) 

June 18, 20, 21 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET)  

June 25 (Mon) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET)  

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 Primary Election Testing, Advisory.


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