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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

March 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HATE CRIMES-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ A once-stalled measure to strengthen Utah’s hate crime law has passed a major milestone and is poised to become law. UPCOMING: About 350 words. Pursuing AP photos.

CHILDBIRTH-SHACKLING WOMEN

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah and at least three other states are weighing bans on shackling incarcerated women during childbirth, a practice that inmate advocates say is dangerous and inhumane but was once shockingly common. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 650 words, photos.

MUSIC-KEESHA-IMAGINE DRAGONS

NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she visits Utah in June to headline the LOVELOUD Festival, the LGBTQ+ event founded by Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 800 words, photos.

WESTERN WINTER WEATHER

DENVER _ A powerful storm that dumped more snow on California has prompted a blizzard warning in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado’s mountains have been under continuing threat of avalanches this winter, and more snow was expected Wednesday — including a possible blizzard in Denver that could bring up to 8 inches of snow and 60 mph wind gusts.

INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 630 words. UPCOMING: Update from hearing expected to start at 11 a.m. CST, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ UTAH WEATHER: Wind and snow from a late winter storm created hazardous driving conditions in the Salt Lake City region during the Wednesday morning commute.

SPORTS:

BKN--JAZZ-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Utah Jazz have lost three of their last four but may find a cure for their ills when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBN--FREE AGENCY

While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it: a trade of Odell Beckham Jr. Not to be outdone, however, the Jets got the guy at the top of their free agency list, agreeing with former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on a deal early Wednesday morning. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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