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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

March 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

UTAH STATE FLAG

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah lawmakers are considering forming a commission to come up with new designs for a state flag that hasn’t been changed in more than 120 years. SENT: 310 words.

VATICAN-MOMONS

VATICAN CITY _ Pope Francis on Saturday met with the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first-such meeting of its kind, on the eve of the dedication of the church’s huge new temple in Rome. SENT: 210 words.

WILD HORSE PASTURES

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ The U.S. government is seeking more pastures for thousands of wild horses that have overpopulated Western ranges. Landowners interested in hosting large numbers of rounded-up wild horses on their property can now apply with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 840 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MOTORCYCLE CHASE-FATAL CRASH: Authorities say a man who was the subject of police pursuits in southwestern Utah was found dead four days later, killed in a motorcycle crash in nearby northwestern Arizona.

SPORTS:

BKC-UCLA-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ UCLA plays Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

BKC--EASTERN WASHINGTON-WEBER STATE

OGDEN, Utah. _ Eastern Washington plays Weber State at Dee Events Center.

BKC--CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD

OREM, Utah _ Cal State Bakersfield plays Utah Valley at UCCU Center.

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