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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

May 14, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SALT LAKE CITY _ Starting Tuesday, people convicted of hate crimes can be subject to harsher punishment, 15-year-olds can no longer be married and the state’s “stand your ground” law will get stronger. Lawmakers passed 574 bills this year, setting a new record, and most of those new laws will go into effect on Tuesday. Some closely watched changes are still in flux. By Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Smith. SENT: 540 words, photos.


SALT LAKE CITY _ Utah’s lieutenant governor says he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2020. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox launched his run Tuesday morning, making the campaign announcement via Twitter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING:



MOWCOW _ A top Russian skateboarder has been handed a four-year doping ban, just as his sport prepares to make its Olympic debut. SENT: 130 words.


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