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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

March 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a bill to generally ban abortion after 18 weeks of gestational age. Supporters said the measure defends life, while opponents vowed to fight it in court. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAVAJO NATION JAIL: Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock, New Mexico

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT

There are 32 conferences in Division I basketball. For those leagues outside the wealthiest, having a team pull an NCAA Tournament upset or land an at-large bid to the Big Dance is like winning the lottery. At the mid-major level, that money often funds conference-wide initiatives to improve the quality of basketball, giving teams in those leagues a better chance to be the next Cinderella team. But those windfalls are becoming harder to come by as power conferences hoard tournament revenue. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo.

BBO--SALARIES

Major League Baseball’s average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season, according to projections by The Associated Press. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.

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