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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

April 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SALT LAKE CITY _ Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered spiritual guidance aimed at strengthening members’ faith amid a world of temptation and immorality during the opening session of a church conference Saturday in Utah. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 790 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos developing from daylong conference.


_ BC-US--Mormon Conference-The Latest.


SPOKANE, Wash. _ The slow pace of cleaning up the nation’s largest cache of radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons is frustrating Washington state officials, who blame the Trump administration for not doing more. The U.S. Department of Energy recently proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for cleaning up the vast Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington, at a time when the estimated cost of the cleanup has at least tripled. By Niclolas K. Geranios. SENT: 700 words, photos.


_ UTAH BASE-CLIMATE CHANGE: The Pentagon calls Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah most at risk for negative impacts from climate change among 79 vital military installations in the United States.



SEATTLE _ The Seattle Sounders look to remain unbeaten when they hhost the Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.


DENVER _ Former Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette is close to fulfilling his two-year active-duty commitment and is trying to catch on with an NFL team. Robinette was a projected draft pick in 2017 before the U.S. Department of Defense reversed is pro sports policy. Instead of going straight into the NFL, Robinette had to serve as an officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS _ There is a sheen that accompanies Auburn coach Bruce Pearl because, well, he sweats. Quite a lot. But while his antagnosists would call it the sheen of slime from all his run-ins with the NCAA, those closest to him insist it’s merely the shimmer of success. By Dave Skretta. SENT 700 words, photos.


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