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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

January 4, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NAVAJO VOTING-UTAH CANDIDATE

SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican is suing after losing an election to a Navajo candidate in a Utah county dogged by allegations of discrimination against Navajo voters. SENT: 430 words.

EXCESSIVE FORCE-JAIL

SALT LAKE CITY _ A Utah man with a history of mental illness says jail guards used excessive force when they shot him with rubber bullets at close range when he refused to obey commands to leave his cell. SENT: 320 words.

ZINKE-LEGACY

BILLINGS, Mont. _ As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press that he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted that the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 970 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

PHILADELPHIA _ As the government’s partial shutdown pushed toward a third week, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the financial pinch. They’re calling mortgage companies, hoping for a break, and weighing the risks of letting other bills go unpaid. They’re reheating leftovers and turning down the thermostat to save a few bucks. By Claudia Lauer and Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 1,410 words, photos.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Amid signs of Republican unease over the prolonged partial government shutdown, congressional leaders planned to meet Friday with President Donald Trump after House Democrats muscled through legislation to fund the government but not his border wall. SENT: 740 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. EST White House meeting, new approach of 900 words by 3 p.m. EST, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAVAJO VOTING-UTAH CANDIDATE: A Republican is suing after losing an election to a Navajo candidate in a southern Utah county dogged by allegations of voter discrimination.

_ SHERIFF’S CORPORAL ARRESTED: A corporal assigned to the corrections division of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office is accused of multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a person in custody.

_ UTAH MAYOR DEAD AFGHANISTAN: The wife a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is calling for support of a veterans’ charity.

SPORTS:

BKN--JAZZ CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND _ The Utah Jazz visit the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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