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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

June 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — School districts around Arizona spent the end of the school year authorizing the first rollout of their teacher pay raise plans after a historic statewide walkout this spring. Tens of thousands of teachers in the state will see raises of at least 10 percent. The growing teachers’ movement is now turning its attention to qualifying a ballot initiative that would funnel nearly $690 million annually to education. By Melissa Daniels. SENT: 970 words, photos.


PHOENIX — A court hearing is scheduled for a former city bus driver charged in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in Phoenix. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update.


WASHINGTON — An immigrant losing his temporary legal status and being forced to return to El Salvador is not going home empty-handed, or bitter. By Luis Alonso Lugo. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— SCOTTSDALE-SEXUAL ASSAULT PLEA: A Scottsdale man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2016 has changed his plea to guilty and could get a 10-year prison sentence.

— BORDER ARRESTS: Border agents say two Tucson residents are accused of trying to smuggle several migrants from Mexico into Arizona.

— FENTANYL TRAFFICKING INDICTMENT: Two men have been indicted by an Arizona grand jury for allegedly trafficking more than 2,000 fentanyl pills that were hidden in a stuffed animal.

— ELK RETURN-WEST VIRGINIA: A group of elk transported from Arizona to West Virginia in March have been set free from their holding pen.


TEMPLE BAR, Ariz. — The peregrine falcon can target prey up to a mile away and dive on it at more than 200 mph, faster than any other animal on Earth. It’s hard to believe the gawky puffballs in Joe Barnes’ gym bag are even members of the same species. By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 930 words, photos.



DENVER — The Rockies host the Diamondbacks. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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