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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

June 14, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



PHOENIX — Ex-lawmaker Don Shooter is going to be in court for a lawsuit challenging his eligibility to be on the ballot. Republican Primary opponent Brent Backus says Shooter doesn’t live in the district he is running to represent again. By Melissa Daniels. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 1 p.m. MST hearing.


PHOENIX — The Mesa Police Department is reviewing another incident involving allegations of mistreatment of a suspect by officers. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


LOS ANGELES— A bipartisan proposal in Congress to ease the federal ban on marijuana includes provisions intended to encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies. The plan has President Donald Trump’s tentative approval, but even if enacted industry experts say shifting policy in Washington and dense layers of regulation could keep many banks on the sidelines. By Michael Blood. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.


— SHOOTING FACILITY-NEW BUILDING: The Arizona Game and Fish Department plans to provide the state’s main facility for recreational and competitive shooting with a new building for shooters to check into the facility and buy items such as caps and eye and ear protection.

— NAVAJO NATION-FIRE RESTRICTIONS: The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought.

— BANK ROBBERY-ELDERLY MAN: An Aug. 21 trial has been scheduled for an elderly man charged with bank robbery in the hold-up of a Tucson credit union earlier this year.

— BORDER-DRUG SEIZURE: A 65-year-old man is accused of trying to smuggle various drugs across the border into Arizona.

— POLICE INCIDENT-PHOENIX: Phoenix police say there’s been a shooting involving at least one officer but that no officers or suspects were injured.



With David Johnson a no-show, the Arizona Cardinals wrap up their first minicamp under coach Steve Wilks. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. MST.


TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima Community College in Tucson is considering eliminating its football program after next season in order to reach mandated budget cuts. SENT: 130 words. Moved news and sports.


OMAHA, Neb. — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there’ll be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are highest on record, and pitching staffs averaging nine or more Ks per nine innings have tripled the last two years. By Eric Olson. 900 words, photos.


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