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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

May 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYING

SALT LAKE CITY _ For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in 78% of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic. he gap is driving some first-timers out of the most expensive cities as well as pressuring them to buy something before they are completely priced out of the market. By Josh Boak and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

CATTLE KILLING PLANTS

SHIPROCK, N.M. — Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. SENT: 420 words, photos.

KILLING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont.— Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 500 words, photos.

NORTHWEST EXTREMISTS

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 930 words, photos. Eds: This story has moved as the Sunday Spotlight.

IN BRIEF:

_ F-35 SQUADRON DEPLOYED: A squadron of F-35A jet fighters from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Aviano Air Base in Italy.

_ FIERY FREEWAY CRASH: Authorities say a man driving a car on a metro Salt Lake City freeway was killed when it stopped in a traffic lane and then was struck from behind by another car and burst into flames on impact.

_ UTAH-PLANE CRASH-2 KILLED: Authorities say two people aboard a single-engine plane were killed when it crashed in southern Utah.

SPORTS:

HKN---STAR-CROSSED BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ A 49-year wait is over for St. Louis Blues fans. The team is in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. The Blues are facing the same opponent, the Boston Bruins, and Game 1 is Monday night. The unexpected success of a team that was last in the NHL is January has fans emotional. By Jim Salter. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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