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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ARIZONA BALLOT MEASURES

PHOENIX — Supporters of initiative measures on education spending and renewable energy file petitions to put the proposals on Arizona’s general election ballot. By Melissa Daniels. UPCOMING: 130 words, then expanded version.

STREET GANG-NAVAJO COMMUNITY

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Navajo Nation community where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang wants law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.

GOVERNORS RACES-SCHOOL

Prominent school choice supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change how public resources flow into charter and private schools in the coming years. By Sally Ho. UPCOMING: 600 words.

ALSO:

— TUCSON-NEIGHBOR KILLED: Tucson police say they’re investigating the reported fatal shooting of a man by his neighbor during a argument and fight at their apartment complex.

SPORTS:

BC-BBN--PADRES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — Knocked around in his first two starts coming back from Tommy John surgery, Shelby Miller takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a four-game series with the San Diego Padres, who counter with Eric Lauer. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m. MST.

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