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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SALT LAKE CITY _ Wildlife officials want to expand and preserve the undeveloped area surrounding Utah’s Tabby Mountain. But Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration has held out for top dollar, even rejecting a previous $40 million offer from the state. Now trust lands officials have indicated they are ready to sell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


PORTLAND, Ore.— An Oregon Democratic congressman says 2018 was the year that the marijuana movement “crested.” U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who’s been working for decades to overturn the federal ban on pot says, “It’s clear that this is all coming to a head.” In 2018, California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, U.S. drug regulators approved the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical to treat kids with a form of epilepsy and billions of investment dollars poured into cannabis companies By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,120 words, photo, video.



SALT LAKE CITY _ The 76ers visit the Utah Jazz on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. MST.


In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild card. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For weekend use: 1,700 words, photos.


The manner in which football is televised today went in motion 25 years ago this month when Fox won rights to broadcast NFL games for $1.6 billion over four years. Besides its personalities the network has given us the scorebox, audio that brings viewers closer to the game, the one-hour pregame show, and a big production feel to sporting events. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 1,450 words.


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