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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

November 16, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

Top Stories:

TENNESSEE-GOVERNOR-OPEN RECORDS OVERHAUL

Tennessee’s newly elected governor says he wants to do a complete overhaul of the state’s public records and open meeting laws. Republican Bill Lee quietly revealed the promise on his transition website last week. His team has since said Lee wants to revisit the state’s exemptions and timeliness of fulfilling requests.

In Brief:

TEACHER AWARD, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga teacher has won a $50,000 prize for his work teaching manufacturing, electrical, and plumbing systems at Central High School.

SOLDIERS RETURN, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — About 200 soldiers are returning this weekend to Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

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