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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and scientists so far have been unable to find a treatment to stop its progression in people who already have some mental decline. So two large studies are starting much earlier, trying to prevent the disease by targeting the very first brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.


PHOENIX — Lawyers who filed a lawsuit challenging the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons are seeking $1.6 million in legal fees and other costs to cover their work in enforcing a 2014 settlement made by the state in the case. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


PHOENIX — Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest, slowing the Tuesday morning commute in metro Phoenix as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in central Utah and elsewhere. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


HONOLULU — The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will be closed for the rest of the week after the floating dock where visitors depart to the site became partially submerged, the National Park Service said. SENT: 210 words.


WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates developing from morning hearing.


— TELEMARKETING CALLS-FINE: Arizona prosecutors say a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company will pay $150,000 in civil fines for calling residents who are on the “Do Not Call” registry.

— MCSALLY-SINEMA DEBATE: A competitive U.S. Senate race between Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Rep. Martha McSally is headed to at least one debate.



Deandre Ayton might be the NBA’s next great man in the middle. The No. 1 pick had a dominant debut Monday night, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Phoenix Suns’ 106-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings. The exhibition opener for both teams featured the top two picks in the most recent draft. Marvin Bagley III of Duke came off the bench for seven points in 25 minutes. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.


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