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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

December 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers have voted down a Democratic effort to keep intact a voter-approved plan to legalize medical marijuana in favor or a compromise bill. Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck asked fellow lawmakers on Monday to “stay in our lane” and keep the original proposal rather than make changes under the agreement between some medical marijuana advocates and state lawmakers. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 130 words, will be updated.

COAL MINE-METHANE

SALT LAKE CITY — State regulators have ordered the owner a coal mine near Price to address a highly flammable gas leaking into the atmosphere. The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining says about 10 holes known as gob vents need to be plugged and the land reclaimed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— SALT LAKE MAYOR-GHORBANI: Defeated Democratic congressional candidate Shireen Ghorbani is running to become the next mayor of Salt Lake County.

— OBIT-DEATH ROW INMATE: The Utah Department of Corrections says Floyd Maestas, a death row inmate, had died of natural causes.

— JOE BIDEN-UTAH SPEECH: Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah later this month.

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