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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

October 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



GILBERT, Ariz. — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to be in Arizona to stump for GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally. The practicing Mormon is set to appear at a McSally rally on Friday afternoon in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, which is a heavily Mormon area. By Terry Tang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version. Will be updated after MST rally. scheduled to starting at 3:30 p.m. MST.


TORRINGTON, Wyo. — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. Matthew Shepard’s death turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades later, the emotions stirred up by his slaying linger in Wyoming. The state still struggles with its tarnished identity and resists changes sought by the LGBTQ community. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.


RENO, Nev. — The San Francisco-based Burning Man organization is opening a year-round, satellite office in Reno to better support operations in the northern Nevada desert that hosts the annual counterculture festival. The Reno Gazette Journal first reported this week Burning Man will begin a three-year lease later this year at the old Post Office building built downtown on the banks of the Truckee River in 1933. SENT: 430 words, photos.



SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona plays Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Starts at 8 p.m. MDT.


Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.


The title chases in each of the conferences are starting to come into focus now that the college football season has reached its midway point. No. 2 Georgia’s visit to No. 13 LSU headlines a weekend full of intriguing matchups. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


They are called Diva Receivers for a reason. We tend to find out why when NFL pass catchers open their mouths. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING for weekend Use: 700 words, photos.


MILWAUKEE — Ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the opener of the NLCS as the Los Angeles Dodgers try to end the Brewers’ 11-game winning streak. Lefty Gio Gonzalez goes for Milwaukee. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CDT.


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


AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EST, (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

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 General Election Testing, Advisory.

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