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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

July 28, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PHOENIX — Californians, including many turned away by public universities in their own state, are flocking to four-year state and private universities in neighboring Arizona. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Longer version.


LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump has called for immigrants to come to the country legally instead of trying to illegally cross the southwest border. But it’s not easy to find a legal avenue to come to the United States. Getting a visitor’s visa requires proving a certain amount of wealth that most in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras don’t have. And getting a visa to live here often requires having an American relative and waiting years, or decades, due to a complex system. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN’S RESOURCE: A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 520 words, photos.


REDDING, Calif. — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires. In the last year, neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa and the Southern California beach city of Ventura have been devastated. By Sudhin Thanawala and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 690 words, photos.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Legal experts say a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a condemned Native American man’s murder conviction in Oklahoma could radically change how tribal members are prosecuted in a huge swath of the state, including most of Tulsa. State and federal officials warn that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds last year’s ruling overturning Patrick Murphy’s murder conviction, it will lead to a flood of appeals and could affect other things such as property rights and tax collection. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 800 words, photos.


— ARIZONA-RECORD REVENUE: Legislative budget analysts report that Arizona’s main budget account recorded the most annual revenue ever during the fiscal year that ended just under a month ago.

— MONSOON-INSECT-BORNE DISEASES: Arizona wildlife officials are warning that upcoming monsoon rains, besides bringing needed moisture, may also bring insect-borne diseases.

— GRAND CANYON-ENDANGERED FISH: Biologists have released endangered fish into a Grand Canyon creek to try to improve their chances of survival.

— GALLUP: DROUGHT-WATER: City officials say the groundwater in one of the largest cities near the Navajo Nation is being mined at a faster rate than it can recharge thanks to drought conditions.

— SOUTHWEST HEAT: An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remained in effect into Saturday evening for Las Vegas and other desert areas of southern Nevada.

— TUCSON-FATAL SHOOTING: Tucson police say a 29-year-old is man dead following a parking lot shooting that investigators belief to be gang-related.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — If he stays healthy. Those words have shadowed Sam Bradford through most of his injury-plagued eight seasons in the NFL. And it looms large again as the 30-year-old quarterback went through the first practice of Arizona Cardinals training camp Saturday. By Bob Baum. SENT: 780 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Team Candace Parker takes on Team Elena Della Donne in the WNBA All-Star Game in Minnesota, the first time the Lynx have hosted the showcase event and the first time the league’s best players have been divided by captain picks rather than conference. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT.


SAN DIEGO — Tyson Ross, subject of trade talks, could be starting for the final time for the San Diego Padres when they face left-hander Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5:40 p.m. MST.


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