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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

February 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

UTAH-DRIVERS-CELLPHONE BAN

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah legislators are advancing a bill to prohibit any handheld use of cellphones while driving. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

TRUMP-ABORTION-STATES

President Donald Trump’s call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. SENT: 740 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ GRAND CANYON-NORTH RIM: A new study says extending the tourist season at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim by a month would boost the regional economy by $14 million.

SPORTS

BKC--WEBER STATE-SOUTHERN UTAH

CEDAR CITY, Utah _ Weber State plays Southern Utah at America First Event Center.

BKC--BYU-PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. _ BYU plays Portland at Chiles Center.

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