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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

DUI LIMIT-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah Highway Patrol will provide a recap on Monday of how the first 24 hours went with the state’s new DUI threshold that is the lowest in the country. By Brady McCombs. UPCOMING: 350 words following 10 a.m. MT news conference.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-TRUMP DEMOCRATS

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Governors and lawmakers in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico are among others considering a funding boost for schools. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

SPORTS:

FBC--HOLIDAY BOWL PREVIEW — Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4) in San Diego. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 790 words. With capsule.

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

James Harden has scored 40 points in three straight games and 35 or more in seven in a row. He has helped Houston recover from a shaky start as it prepares to visit Golden State this week. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 a.m.

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