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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

July 14, 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 Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or bmccombs@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


PROVO, Utah — A family in Utah that has provided meals to LGBTQ people in their socially conservative area since moving to the state in 2016 has turned its efforts into a nonprofit focused on providing a safe space for people who may have thoughts of suicide. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.



RENO, Nev. — The Burning Man countercultural festival says it won’t install fences around major burns at this year’s event in the northern Nevada desert, a year after the death of a man who ran into flames of a towering wooden effigy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


WASHINGTON — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on multiple fronts to curb immigration, carving a path around various court rulings to do so. The administration is seeking to lock up families indefinitely, expand detention space and tighten asylum rules and apply more scrutiny to green card applications. By Colleen Long and Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,360 words, photos.


WCUP-ON SOCCER-FIFA & POLITICS — In his first World Cup as FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has lavished praise on the leader of a country accused of implicated in the downing of a passenger jet, poisonings on the streets of England, annexing a neighbor’s territory, election interference, a state-sponsored doping program and labor abuses preparing for the World Cup. Human rights groups call it a case of “sportswashing” by Putin: Using a major sports event to cleanse the image of a nation. Infantino appears a willing accomplice but insists it’s right to engage with national leaders. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 1 p.m.


— IMMIGRATION-UTAH PROTEST: Eight people were arrested during a protest held outside offices of a Utah-based private prison company that wants to open a fourth detention center for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

— FATAL PURSUIT CRASH ARREST: American Fork police say a 21-year-old West Jordan man was arrested after a pickup ran a red light during a pursuit and collided with a car, killing a man who was a passenger in the car.

— UTAH FLOODS-ZION: A highway through Zion National Park on southern Utah has reopened after being closed due to mud and debris from a heavy rainstorm.



PROVO, Utah — A hazmat suit and respirator is what Jared Herbert typically wears to work. If passersby ask what he is working on, he tells them he’s just cleaning a house. Or taking care of a residential chemical contamination. He never gives the real reason why his cleaning crew travels in unmarked vans to rip out carpet, scrub air ducts or load furniture into a dumpster. “We keep it as discreet as we can,” he explained. “You want to know that someone has meth in your neighborhood, but you also don’t want to know, you know?” Herbert works as a foreman for Meth Mob, a local Provo decontamination company focused on cleaning “meth houses.” By Ashley Stilson. The Daily Herald. SENT: 2065 words, AP Photos.

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