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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

SALT LAKE CITY _ Nonprofits, businesses and state governments are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours to try and keep iconic national parks in the Western United States open, safe and clean for visitors as the U.S. government shutdown lingers. But it is a makeshift arrangement that hasn’t prevented some parks from closing and others from becoming overrun with trash, and the money and resources will soon run out if the shutdown caused by President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border continues much longer. By Brady McCombs and John Flesher. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, 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..

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.

IN BRIEF:

_ 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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