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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PHOENIX _ Arizona lawmakers face a deadline Thursday to let the state join a conservation plan for the Colorado River or risk blowing up a compromise years in the making for the seven states that draw water from the drought-stricken river. The state House and Senate are scheduled to consider the legislation in marathon sessions in Phoenix on Thursday. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 670 words.

ONLY ON AP: IMMIGRATION-FORCE-FEEDING

Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 1,080 words, photo.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to ratchet up his demands on his long-stalled border wall, appearing to sour on congressional talks aimed at striking a deal with Democrats that he could sign. By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram. SENT: 870 words, photos.

ONLY AT AP: CHACO CANYON-DRILLING

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SEND: 620 words.

OUTDOOR RETAIL SHOW

DENVER — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 880 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ EXPELLED LAWMAKER-LAWSUIT: A former Arizona legislator who was expelled for alleged sexual misconduct has filed a lawsuit against the state.

_ FATAL COLLISION-SENTENCE: A Tuba City man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to a count of second-degree murder.

_ MURDER DEPORTATION-BORDER ARREST: Authorities say a man who was deported to Mexico after serving 15 years in prison in Arizona on a second-degree murder conviction has been arrested anf accused of illegally trying to re-enter the United States.

_ BABY SHOT IN FACE: The teen mother of an infant who was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel has been released from jail.

_ PHOENIX POLICE SHOOTING: Phoenix police have identified a home invasion suspect fatally shot during a confrontation with three officers.

SPORTS

BKC--ARIZONA-ARIZONA STATE

TEMPE, Ariz. _ Arch-rivals Arizona and Arizona State meet in a matchup of teams trying to stay in the thick of the Pac-12 race. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.

GLF--PHOENIX OPEN

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Defending champion Gary Woodland heads a strong field at the Phoenix Open. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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