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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic congressman, has died at age 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress. He was the longtime senior member of the state’s U.S. House delegation before he decided in 2014 against running for re-election. A daughter, Phoenix City Councilwoman Laura Pastor, said her father died Tuesday night. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: Updates, photo.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new U.S. Senate proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across the post-World War II nation, as a National Historic Trail. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


A coalition of civil-liberties and immigrant-rights groups is demanding that the federal agency tasked with reuniting asylum-seeking children with relatives immediately stop sharing information with immigration authorities. The groups say the information the agency gets from the children is being used to deport relatives and other potential sponsors. Immigration officials say the arrangement is justified because it facilitated the arrest of 41 people for deportation over the summer. By Frank Bajak. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — With a partial government shutdown possible in just 10 days, President Donald Trump met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 690 words, photos.


— DOG DEATH-ARREST: Authorities say a man is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog in Mesa.

— FORMER COTTONWOOD EMPLOYEE-CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A former employee with the city of Cottonwood has been sentenced to three years of probation and 60 days of deferred jail time for criminal damage.

— OFFICERS STRUCK-TRIAL: A Jan. 28 trial has been set for a man accused of deliberately plowing a car into three Phoenix police officers two years ago outside a convenience store in west Phoenix.

— ARIZONA WEATHER: The National Weather Service says a weather system will drop snow and rain in the high country in northern and eastern Arizona late Thursday and early Friday.



TEMPE, Ariz. — Add big Korey Cunningham to the list of rookies to start for the sputtering Arizona Cardinals. The seventh-round draft pick has filled in for injured D.J. Humphries at left tackle the last two weeks and is the new starter at right tackle this week after the team cut Andre Smith. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. MST.


LOS ANGELES — The Phoenix Suns visit the Clippers.


SALT LAKE CITY — Redshirt freshman Jason Shelley will be making just his fourth start for Utah when he leads the Utes into their first-ever Pac-12 championship game against No. 10 Washington on Friday night. He’ll be doing it coming off an emotional come-from-behind victory against rival BYU and riding a three-game winning streak that coincides with his rise to the top of the depth chart. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m. MST.


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