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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

October 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-UTAH-ROMNEY

SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney is set to debate Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson in the race to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch in a U.S. Senate seat from Utah. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version after end of debate starting at 6 p.m. MDT., photos planned.

ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA

LANSING, Mich. — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota will decide now if the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. Meantime, Missouri and Utah will weigh medical marijuana — which is permitted in 31 states. By David Eggert. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

PROSECUTOR-INNOCENCE CLAIMS

SALT LAKE CITY — People who believe they’ve been wrongfully convicted can get another chance to prove their innocence in Salt Lake County with the creation of a new panel by the county’s top prosecutor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

IMMIGRATION-THE BATTLE FOR ALEXA

A Michigan couple who were serving as foster parents to an immigrant girl became convinced she’d be in danger if returned to her deported mother in El Salvador. They sought custody in a case that exposes holes in the child welfare system. The federal government says all migrant children separated from their parents will be reunited. But The Associated Press found that is not always the case. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3,800 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— 5 ROBBERIES-4 ARRESTS: Authorities say four people are in custody after five overnight armed robberies of Salt Lake City-area convenience stores.

— FIRE STATION-RENEWABLE ENERGY: The Salt Lake City Fire Department is preparing to dedicate a station they say is one of few in the country to create as much renewable energy as it uses.

SPORTS:

NBA DIVERSITY-FRONT OFFICES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power. By Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EST, (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-UT-Utah General Election Testing, Advisory.

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