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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

January 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump will argue to the nation Tuesday night that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he’s demanding before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers fearing missed paychecks on Friday. By Matthew Daly, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,250 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.

With:

_ AP EXPLAINS-TRUMP-SHUTDOWN: The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 940 words, photos.

_SHUTDOWN-BORDER REALITY: The debate raging in Washington largely overlooks the reality on the border — where issues are not easily solved by a barrier. By Colleen Long. SENT: 880 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

No. 15 North Carolina State has been one of college basketball’s biggest surprises. The Wolfpack faces one of their toughest tests this week, playing in-state rival North Carolina. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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