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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, UT

June 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


DRAPER, Utah — One of two people accused of kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart is set to go before the state parole board. UPCOMING: About 500 words. With AP photos.


ST. GEORGE, Utah — Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died Monday in southern Utah, The Spectrum reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: About 400 words.


DENVER — Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. By Colleen Slvin. SENT: 670 words. With AP photos.



— CAR HITS STARBUCKS PATIO — Police are continuing to investigate whether a driver’s medical issue was responsible for sending a pickup truck careening into a Starbucks patio last week.


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These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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.


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 Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org

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