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AP-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

November 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NORTH OGDEN, Utah — Residents of the hometown of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor gathered Wednesday night to pay their respects to the Utah National Guard major killed in Afghanistan. Hundreds of well-wishers held a candlelight vigil for Taylor, holding candles and other lights while walking from Weber High School to Taylor’s nearby home. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Native American women’s historic congressional victories add them to a record number of women elected to the U.S. House. following an election cycle that also saw a significant boost in Native American female candidates at the state and local level. Debra Haaland, a former New Mexico Democratic Party chairwoman and Laguna Pueblo member, credited a vast political network she built after nearly 20 years of working on other candidates’ campaign, and her own hard work. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 850 words, photos.


DENVER — Outdoor retailers talk about the impacts of the midterm election on the environment and their business and lay out their wish list for the new Congress. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


— SALT LAKE-STABBINGS: Salt Lake City police are looking for a suspect following a stabbing that left a woman dead and a man hospitalized in critical condition.

—NAVAJO LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Navajo Nation lawmaker has resigned his post to work for the tribal president. The tribe’s elections office declared a vacancy for Dwight Witherspoon’s seat Wednesday.



TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald is closing in on another impressive milestone to his prolific NFL career. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m. MST.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apsaltlake@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org


AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election. The test reports started, 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.


Find your 2018 Midterm Election content and stay up to date with AP’s 2018 Midterm Election coverage plans at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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