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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MORMONS-BOY SCOUTS

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more details about the initiative in a news release that said a full and detailed description will come later because different aspects of the program are still being tested. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 440 words.

LAKE POWELL PIPELINE

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A federal agency’s decision to pass on permitting for much of the Lake Powell Pipeline has opponents cheering the move they say will bring increased scrutiny while supporters maintain the project is still on track. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it had submitted an order that it would only handle permitting for hydroelectric facilities in the 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline project. SENT: 350 words.

ALSO:

— NATIONAL MONUMENTS-MEETINGS: The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

— DRUG MANUFACTURING RULE: Attorneys general from Utah and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

— ZION-ZINKE: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting Zion National Park to highlight a backlog of maintenance projects.

— WILDFIRE-TRIAL TRANSFER: A judge has picked a new venue for the trial of a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire in southern Utah last year.

— REAL ESTATE INVESTOR-FRAUD: A prominent Utah real estate investor has been found guilty of 15 charges related to one of the biggest fraud schemes in state history.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-MCNEESE ST.-BYU

PROVO, Utah — Wins over Wisconsin and Arizona have breathed new life into BYU’s football program. The No. 25 Cougars (2-1) enter a game as a Top 25 team for the first time since September 2015 when they host McNeese State on Saturday. The ranking and early success at one point seemed unlikely for a program that endured one of its worst seasons in a half-century only a year ago. By John Coon. SENT: 750 words.

FBC--T25-FIVE THINGS TO KNOW FOR WEEK 4

OMAHA, Neb. — For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. Saban is poised to teach Fisher another lesson when No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 22 Texas A&M. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 750 words, photos.

FBC--T25-ARIZONA STATE-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — Herm Edwards’ welcome to the Pac-12 with Arizona State comes against No. 10 Washington. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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