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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

September 21, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

Top Stories:

SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE-PENCE

Vice President Mike Pence and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn are headlining a conservative CPAC event Friday in Knoxville. NRA lobbyist Chris Cox will also be featured at the event.

In Brief:

LAWMAKER EXPELLED, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court is reviving a lawsuit filed by an expelled Tennessee lawmaker seeking to recoup lost lifetime health care and pension benefits.

TENNESSEE UNEMPLOYMENT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee officials say the state’s unemployment rate continues to remain near historic low levels.

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