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BC-UT--Utah News Digest , UT

May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

GAIL MILLER-CONGRESSIONAL AWARD

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah Jazz owner and philanthropist Gail Miller will receive a congressional award in June honoring her work with young people. The Congressional Award National Board of Directors announced that Miller would receive The Horizon Award, which recognizes humanitarian leaders in the private sector. Miller said the award was an unexpected recognition of her giving nature and strong community relationships. By Morgan Smith. SENT: 410 words, photos.

NAVAJO ELECTRICITY

KAIBETO, Ariz. _ An ambitious project to connect 300 homes to the electric grid on the Navajo Nation is wrapping up. Volunteer utility crews from across the United States have spent the past few weeks installing power poles and running electric lines on the Navajo Nation where an estimated 60,000 people live without power. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ RACIST PHOTO-STUDENTS DISCIPLINED: A Utah school districts is condemning a racist photo posted on social media and says students involved in its creation will be disciplined.

_ HELICOPTER CRASH-2 KILLED: Authorities say a small helicopter crashed in mountains of central Utah, killing the two people aboard.

EXCHANGE-SCOUT BUILDS TRAIL

LEHI, Utah — At 15 years old, Ethan Blood’s Boy Scout sash sports an impressive number of badges, indicating his achievement with skills like cooking, camping, life-saving techniques and more. Earning all of those badges required time and dedicated effort — but Ethan has taken on more than ever before with his Eagle Scout project. By Carley Porter, Daily Herald. SENT: 690 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it’s time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts Satruday night to Portland with Golden State holding a 2-0 advantage. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Game starts6 p.m. PDT.

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