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BC-AZ--Arizona Coverage Advisory, AZ

March 25, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TEMPE, Ariz. _ Arizona State University will receive a $50 million donation to fund advancement in research of dementia. The school announced Monday that the endowment, one of the largest it has ever received, was made by Charlene and J. Orin Edson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


_SCHOOL THREAT-ARREST _ Buckeye police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of making school-shooting threats on social media.

_COCKFIGHTING RING _ Phoenix police have detained nearly 30 people in connection with a suspected cockfighting ring.

_AIR GUARD TANKER _ The Pease National Guard Base is ready for a new era.

_PRISON-ADDITIONAL COSTS _ Hawaii’s government has requested additional funds to house inmates on the mainland while upgrades continue at a state prison.

_TUCSON RECYCLING _ Citing sharply escalating financial losses in the recycling program, Tucson officials say the city might have to stop taking glass bottles and newspapers until markets recover nationally or globally.



PHOENIX _ Greg Holland has earned the closer’s job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Holland returned from Tommy John surgery and led the NL with 41 saves for Colorado in 2017. He was 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA with St. Louis and Washington last season, when he earned $14 million. He has a 2.83 ERA in eight major league seasons and has reached 40 saves three times. SENT: 320 words.


SALT LAKE CITY _ The Phoenix Suns visit the Utah Jazz. Game starts 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos.


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