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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

August 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

PREGNANT NURSES

MESA, Ariz. — The nurses at a Phoenix-area hospital are starting to wonder if there’s something in the water. Sixteen who work in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa are all pregnant at the same time, with most of them due to deliver between October and January. By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: Story, photos from morning news conference.

OFFICER SHOT-PHOENIX

PHOENX — Phoenix police officer and a suspect were hospitalized in critical condition after exchanging gunfire during an encounter that the police chief called an ambush. Police said the shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. Thursday after the officer in a marked vehicle attempted a traffic stop in north Phoenix and the driver initially refused to stop. SENT: 250 words.

ALSO:

— VOTER REGISTRATION: Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request to unilaterally change more than 500,000 voter registration addresses to the address listed on driver’s licenses.

— NAVAJO-BIA DIRECTOR: The tribe says Sharon Pinto has been reassigned to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education as the deputy director.

SPORTS

FBN--CARDINALS-SAINTS

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints host the Arizona Cardinals Friday night. UPCOMING: Story, photos.

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres continue their four-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. MST.

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