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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

November 22, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

KIDNEY DONATION-SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is celebrating its employee who donated a kidney to a former co-worker. Chad Avery, a civilian employee at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department in Tucson, saw an off-hand comment his old boss and longtime friend, Jim Anderson, made one day. Anderson is diabetic and needed a kidney. UPCOMING: 380 words, AP Photo.

ELECTION DUTIES-MARICOPA COUNTY

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has launched a review of the authority of the county Recorder’s Office to run elections in the Phoenix area. Steve Chucri, the Republican chairman of the board, said he is willing to work with the state Legislature next year on a measure to possibly give the board more control over the election process, KTVK-TV reported this week. SENT: 290 words.

WILDFIRES-INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

WINDSOR, Conn. — As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was happening on the ground. Real-time data and technology that were unavailable to property-casualty companies even a few years ago have shaped the industry’s response to the Camp Fire, which has burned nearly 240 square miles (622 square kilometers) in northern California and the 151-square-mile (391-square-kilometer) Woolsey Fire in the Los Angeles area. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 500 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

—DOG ON FREEWAY— A dog that tied up morning commute traffic on two Phoenix freeways has been reunited with his owners.

—EAGLE CAM — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it is launching a new “eagle cam” next month so wildlife watchers can safely follow the nesting season of bald eagles.

—STATE BAR-NEW DIRECTOR — A tribal judge and former Air Force lawyer has been selected be the top staff official of the professional organization for Arizona lawyers.

—ARIZONA CAPITOL-CHRISTMAS TREE — A 26-foot white fir will be displayed at the Arizona Capitol as this year’s Christmas tree.

SPORTS

FBC-PAC-12 THIS WEEK

Rivalry week hits the Pac-12 for the final weekend of the regular season, topped by No. 7. Washington State hosting No. 16 Washington. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

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