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AP-UT--Utah News Digest - 1:30 pm, UT

July 4, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


PROVO, Utah — A 100-member LGBTQ support group at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University that meets once a week is still waiting three years after it submitted an application to be recognized as an official student club, leading group members to become frustrated, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 375 words by 2 p.m. MT.


SALT LAKE CITY — Officials have ordered more Utah residents to evacuate their homes as crews struggled to get a hold on a wildfire burning near a popular fishing reservoir east of Salt Lake City. The fire burning near Strawberry Reservoir has grown to 62 square miles (160 square kilometers) over three days with the help of high wind gusts, steep terrain and extremely dry conditions. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. MT.


GUINDA, Calif. — Crews are making progress against a Northern California wildfire that threatens hundreds of buildings but say wind and dry vegetation could still fuel the blaze. California officials said the fire in rural counties northwest of Sacramento was 25 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. That’s up from 15 percent the previous day. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. MT.



RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — Officials in a remote South Texas county have approved a contract for a Utah company to operate a new 1,000-bed immigration lockup on the site of a tent city prison that was destroyed during a 2015 riot. SENT: 130 words.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders. By Catherine Lucey, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,035 words, photos.



Things are coming a little easier this summer for Derrick White. White, the 29th pick in last year’s draft, is off to a fast start in the NBA Summer League. He scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a lopsided 103-81 victory over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. By Steve Reed. SENT: 435 words.


— ZION TRAIL-ROCK FALL — A trail at Utah’s Zion National Park remains closed after a second rock fall occurred in the area in two days.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA STUDY — Utah’s plan to study the effects of marijuana on pain has been delayed because of slow approval from the federal government to ship the drug to Utah researchers.


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