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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 29, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



EL PASO, Texas — The use of tear gas this past weekend on a crowd of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has triggered widespread outrage and rekindled complaints that officers are too quick to use force. It also showcases the split-second choice Border Patrol agents must make, oftentimes in the remote desert, by themselves, far from cameras. Government statistics show the use of force by Customs and Border Protection officers and agents has actually declined from a high during the 2013 budget year. By Colleen Long. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to issue a decision in the Hopi Tribe’s challenge of snowmaking at a ski resort outside Flagstaff. At issue is whether a lower court created a new category of harm for public nuisance claims. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Udpate, then longer version.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National climate experts are scheduled Thursday to talk about El Nino and how the weather phenomenon is affecting the long-term drought in the American Southwest. Some of the driest conditions have been centered for months over the region where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Republican governors from around the U.S. discuss the results of the recent midterm elections during an annual conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona. By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


MEXICO CITY — The challenges to the modern U.S.-Mexico relationship have perhaps never been as stark and divisive as they are now. With a new president preparing to take power in Mexico City and the Trump administration set to enter its third year, the two neighbors find themselves lurching between crisis and opportunity on each front. While a trade dispute seems set to ease, issues involving migrants, crime and the border wall remain unresolved and potential flashpoints. By Matthew Lee and Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — About two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump’s approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters. And as new U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join the new Congress in January, most voters in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah —64 percent— would like to see the senator confront the president, AP VoteCast found. By Hannah Fingerhut and Brady McCombs. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— MANSION FIRE: A fire destroyed a mansion in a gated community in the Chandler area early Thursday morning, producing towering flames and huge smoke plumes as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

— JAIL DEATH SETTLEMENT: The family of a man who died in a Maricopa County jail in 2015 has reached a $300,000 settlement in the case.

— NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL: Jimmy Yellowhair will have a few weeks to get accustomed to serving as a Navajo Nation lawmaker.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators continue a home stand Thurdsay night hosting the Arizona Coyotes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — While the other Power Five conferences will hold championship games that will help determine the field for the College Football Playoff, the prize in the Pac-12 title game will be a more traditional one with a spot in the Rose Bowl. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1 p.m. PST.


SALT LAKE CITY — Linebacker always seemed to be the ultimate football destination for Chase Hansen at Utah. Hansen first signed with the Utes as a quarterback. During his freshman season, he switched to defense and soon made a name for himself at safety. Even while Hansen played at those other positions, coach Kyle Whittingham speculated on his potential to eventually develop into a linebacker. SENT: 700 words, photos.


DAVIS, Calif. — Northern Arizona plays UC Davis at The Pavilion at ARC.


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