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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

July 28, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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FEW LATINO TEACHERS-UTAH

PROVO, Utah — Even though Latino students make up the largest racial minority group in Utah, teachers and administrators are rare in the state’s schools, making up 2.5 percent of educators compared with 17 percent of the state’s student body. UPCOMING: About 350 words.

OKLAHOMA-INDIAN COUNTRY

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legal experts say a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a condemned Native American man’s murder conviction in Oklahoma could radically change how tribal members are prosecuted in a huge swath of the state, including most of Tulsa. State and federal officials warn that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds last year’s ruling overturning Patrick Murphy’s murder conviction, it will lead to a flood of appeals and could affect other things such as property rights and tax collection. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-THE LEGAL OPTION

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump has called for immigrants to come to the country legally instead of trying to illegally cross the southwest border. But it’s not easy to find a legal avenue to come to the United States. Getting a visitor’s visa requires proving a certain amount of wealth that most in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras don’t have. And getting a visa to live here often requires having an American relative and waiting years, or decades, due to a complex system. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN’S RESOURCE: A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 520 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-URBAN DESTRUCTION

REDDING, Calif. — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires. In the last year, neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa and the Southern California beach city of Ventura have been devastated. By Sudhin Thanawala and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 690 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBO--HALL OF FAME AWARDS

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Broadcaster Bob Costas and writer Sheldon Ocker are honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame for their contributions to the game. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

BKL--WNBA ALL-STAR GAME

MINNEAPOLIS — Team Candace Parker takes on Team Elena Della Donne in the WNBA All-Star Game in Minnesota, the first time the Lynx have hosted the showcase event and the first time the league’s best players have been divided by captain picks rather than conference. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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