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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

May 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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XGR-ARIZONA LEGISLATURE

PHOENIX _ Arizona lawmakers were pressing Monday to finish their yearly session and were considering a wide range of proposals in addition to passing a funal budget for the fiscal years starting July 1. A look at some of the other legislation in play: By Bob Christie and Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: 750 words.

ARIZONA BUDGET

The Arizona Legislature returns to work on Memorial Day with a tentative deal in place to break a budget impasse and hopes of adjourning for the year by the end of the day. UPCOMING: 500 words.

NAVAJO NATION-TREATY

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ The Navajo Nation is working to obtain an original copy of the 1868 treaty it signed with the U.S. government, allowing hundreds of Navajos to return to their land in the Four Corners region after being forcibly marched and imprisoned in eastern New Mexico. The great-grandniece of a military official who was at the signing found an original copy of the treaty in her family’s attic and offered it to the Navajo Nation. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 865 words.

ENDANGERED WOLVES-CATTLE KILLS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Mexican gray wolves roaming parts of New Mexico and Arizona have been blamed for 88 livestock deaths in the first four months of the year. That’s nearly as many as were confirmed for all of 2018. Some ranchers and rural residents expect things to get worse as the population of endangered predators grows. Much like moving chess pieces, wildlife managers say it could be a matter of repositioning herds at key times to reduce conflicts. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos

SPORTS

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER_Arizona plays Colorado at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos

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