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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

January 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TRAFFIC DEATHS

The number of people who died on Utah roadways decreased for the second consecutive year, according to state statistics. UPCOMING: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

CLINTON, Utah _ Seven-year-old Skyrie Sacks has a backyard coop full of emotional support animals that — like their Pokémon namesakes — began their lives as a humble egg. And, according to her mom, Skyrie is out there with her eight chickens on most days that aren’t freezing or snowing or pouring. By Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune. SENT: 1,430 words.

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. By Catherine Lucey, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 975 words.

SPORTS

BKN-CAVALIERS-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Utah Jazz will be trying extend a five-game winning streak when they face the Cavaliers on Friday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. EST.

With: BKN-CAVALIERS-JAZZ-PREVIEW

Utah hosts Cleveland aiming to prolong its five-game home winning streak. The Jazz have gone 12-8 at home at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utah shoots 46 percent from the field and are 20-3 when they out-shoot their opponents. The Cavaliers are 4-18 on the road. Cleveland is 2-3 this year in games decided by less than four points. The Jazz defeated the Cavaliers 117-91 in their last matchup on Jan. 4. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 18 points and Alec Burks paced Cleveland scoring 17 points.

BKC-BYU-SAN FRANCISCO PREVIEW

The San Francisco Dons are seeking their 16th win of the year as the team plays host to Brigham Young on Saturday. Brigham Young has dominated the head-to-head series recently, winning 11 in a row over the Dons by an average of 11 points. San Francisco’s last win in the series was a 99-87 win on February 9, 2013. SENT: 300 words.

BKC-COLORADO ST.-UTAH ST. PREVIEW

The Utah State Aggies are seeking their 14th win of the season as the team plays host to Colorado State on Saturday. Each squad is coming off of a big victory in their last game. Utah State earned an 81-63 road win over San Jose State on Wednesday, while Colorado State won 91-76 at home against New Mexico on Saturday. SENT: 300 words.

BKC-NEW MEXICO ST-UTAH VALLEY PREVIEW

Jake Toolson and Utah Valley are set to host New Mexico State on Saturday. Both teams are coming off of blowout victories this past Thursday. Utah Valley earned an 82-61 win at home against Texas Rio Grande Valley, while New Mexico State won easily 87-60 at Seattle. SENT: 300 words.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-SEEDINGS

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn’t matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For Weekend Use: 800 words, photos.

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