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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

March 4, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

COLORADO RIVER-DROUGHT PLAN

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Monday marks yet another federal deadline for seven Western states to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to millions of people who depend on it. Without a consensus from the states, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it is accepting comments from governors about what to do next. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_FATAL COLLISIONS-PHOENIX _ Authorities say two people died in separate traffic collisions in Phoenix involving impaired drivers. Police say the incidents happened Sunday just a few hours apart.

_SMUGGLING RING-BANKS_ Federal authorities say a southern Arizona smuggling ring used the U.S. banking system to transfer more than $1 million.

_MEDICAL INSTITUTE SHUTDOWN _ A Tampa-based medical institute has closed its doors abruptly, laying off more than 500 employees nationwide.

SPORTS

BKN--BUCKS-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Phoenix Suns.

BKC--NORTHERN ARIZONA-MONTANA

Northern Arizona plays Montana at Dahlberg Arena.

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