BC-UT–Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

Good morning! Here’s an update on how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to news editor Tom Tait in Las Vegas at 702-382-7440.

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UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Democrats are calling on the state of Utah to make a legal determination on this question: How can attorney general John Swallow resign from an office he should have never been allowed to hold? Their argument comes on the heels of a damning report from the Utah lieutenant governor’s office that found Swallow deliberately withheld information from his campaign documents last year and tried to influence a probe into the matter by altering witness statements and apparently destroying documents. The Democrats say Swallow should have never been allowed on the ballot and don’t believe it’s fair that the Republicans get to appoint an interim replacement for Swallow until a November 2014 election. The Democrats want a bipartisan special election instead to choose the interim replacement. But Republicans say that the Democrats argument is a moot point. Logistically, it would take many months for a court to rule the election is invalid. By the time all that’s sorted out, the regularly-scheduled November election for a full time attorney general would be around the corner. By Brady McCombs. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m., following 11:15 a.m. MST news conference.

GAS EXPLOSION

PINEDALE, Wyo. — One of the workers injured last week in a Jonah Field explosion planned to marry next summer, but is now fighting for his life. Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Chadwick is in critical condition at a Utah hospital, The Star-Tribune reported Tuesday. He was one of five workers injured in the blast at an Encana drilling site 35 miles south of Pinedale.

SPORTS:

FBC–PAC-12-SEASON OF PARITY

PHOENIX — The Pac-12 Championship is set, with Arizona State set to face Stanford with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line. After a season filled with parity, the conference’s 10 other teams are left with one final weekend of jockeying for position. By College Football Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m. MST.

BKC–T25-BYU-WICHITA ST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No. 12 Wichita State tries to remain undefeated when it takes on BYU in the title game of the CBE Classic. The Shockers routed DePaul in the semifinals while the Cougars won a nail-biter with Texas. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. CST. With hometown lead on losing team.

BKC–UTAH ST-WEBER ST

OGDEN, Utah — Utah State Visits Weber State. College Desk handling. UPCOMING: 130 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-MILLCREEK — A 64-year-old woman is dead after police say she was struck by a Comcast utility vehicle while crossing a street in Millcreek with her friend.

— VAIL PASS FATAL — A Utah man has been discovered dead in the sleeper berth of a running truck near Vail Pass.

— BIRD STRIKE-EMERGENCY LANDING — A Delta Airlines flight that had just taken off in San Diego and was headed to Salt Lake City returned to the airport after hitting a bird.

— MURRAY EYE CLINIC — The University of Utah’s health care system will open a clinic in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray for dermatology and ophthalmology services.

— GOVERNOR-TURKEY PARDON — Utah governor Gary Herbert is scheduled to pardon one lucky turkey this week.

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