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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

March 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

POLICE OVERSIGHT BAN-BILL

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Utah Legislature has passed a bill banning oversight powers for independent civilian boards established to review police departments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version by 3 p.m. MST.

DRY SOUTHWEST-RIO GRANDE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Climatologists are scheduled Tuesday to talk about the extreme drought’s effect on one of North America’s longest rivers and what water supplies along the Rio Grande are expected to be this year. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SPORTS:

BBO--VOICES OF THE GAME _ More than in any other sport, baseball broadcasters become an inseparable part of the game. Their voices are the backdrop to all those warm summer nights. Their distinctive calls are part of the game’s lore. Fans visualize the action through their stories and descriptions. Baseball is losing two of its voices after this season when the Reds’ Marty Brennaman and the Pirates’ Steve Blass retire. By Joe Kay. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

NCAA-WHAT ADVANCED STATS SAY

A look at some of college basketball’s advanced stats _ and how they might be able to help narrow down the search for a national champion. By Sports Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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