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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

March 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers are finishing their annual session Thursday after scaling back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, passing a long-awaited update to the state’s hate crimes law and reaching a deal to increase the alcohol level in beer. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m. Updates through day and night.

WITH:

_ LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS-GLANCE.

WOLVES-PROTECTION

BILLINGS, Mont. — Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subjected to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. By Matthew Brown and John Flesher. SENT: 490 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKN--TIMBERWOLVES-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Utah Jazz.

BC--P12-OREGON-UTAH

LAS VEGAS _ No. 3 seed Utah opens the Pac-12 tournament against Oregon in the quarterfinals. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

OLY-TOKYO-ROBOTS

TOKYO _ Japan unveils the robots to be deployed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to make it “the most innovative” Olympic games ever. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

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