- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Supervisory Correspondent Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SALT LAKE CITY - Friends and family are set to gather at a funeral Thursday to remember a young black man who was fatally shot by Utah police in an incident that has triggered questions about the role his race played in the events. Darrien Hunt, 22, was killed on Sept. 10 in a strip mall in Saratoga Springs, an upscale city south of Salt Lake City. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 500 words, AP Photos UTSAL102, UTPRO110.


SALT LAKE CITY - State insurance officials will brief lawmakers Thursday about the insurance plans available on the federal health website as it enters its second year. The online federal health marketplace, a signature piece of President Barack Obama’s health care law, allows people to shop for and enroll in private health care plans. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1:30 p.m. MDT.


- GOD LOVES GAYS BILLBOARD TROUBLE - A Utah activist says Salt Lake City’s two major outdoor advertising companies have refused to carry a billboard that reads “God Loves Gays.”

- NAVAJO PRESIDENT-LANGUAGE FLAP - The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a case challenging a presidential candidate’s ability to speak Navajo.

- MISSING MAN-FLAMING GORGE - Searchers are still looking for a 69-year-old Utah man who has been missing since his boat capsized in Flaming Gorge Reservoir earlier this month.

- HUNTING ACCIDENT - Northern Utah authorities have identified a 49-year-old man who was fatally shot by his older brother during a hunting trip over the weekend.

- WORK COMP FRAUD - A Utah man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison is charged with defrauding the state worker’s compensation fund by collecting total disability benefits while running a construction company.

- TAX COMMISSION-VALENTINE - Longtime state legislator John Valentine will become the chair of the Utah State Tax Commission after his Senate colleagues on Wednesday unanimously approved his appointment.


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