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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON _ Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.


CALEXICO, Calif. _ President Donald Trump is visiting the border on Friday to tour a recently built portion of fence that he is holding up as the answer to stop a surge of migrant families coming to the U.S. in recent months. SENT: 685 words, photos.


_ DISABILITY PLACARDS: The Arizona Department of Transportation says permanent disability placards now are indeed permanent.

_ WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND CONVICTED: A Tucson man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife last year.

_ MINIMUM WAGE-YOUTH: The Arizona attorney general says a Republican legislative proposal allowing lower minimum wages for young workers attending school needs a three-fourths vote to pass constitutional muster.

_ ASU-HOTEL DEAL: The attorney general says a luxury hotel group is improperly receiving millions of dollars in incentives in a property deal with Arizona State University.

_ UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR: A Tucson man convicted for unlicensed contracting for the sixth time has been sentenced to jail.



PHOENIX _ Boston plays Arizona at Chase Field. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


PHOENIX _ The New Orleans Pelicans visit the Phoenix Suns. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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