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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

COLORADO RIVER-DROUGHT PLAN

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Western states are watching with interest as Arizona comes up against a deadline to approve a plan to ensure a key reservoir doesn’t become unusable for the farmers, cities, tribes and developers that depend on it. The other six states in the Colorado River basin have agreed to plans that recognize a long-running drought, the dwindling supply of water and how they intend to cope with it. Arizona’s plan has broad support but it hasn’t been approved by the Legislature, a factor that has made the negotiations on the drought contingency plan more complex. No other state required lawmakers to sign off. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,100 words, AP Photos.

OPIOID KICKBACK SCHEME

BOSTON _ The wealthy founder of a drug company is heading to trial on allegations that he led a scheme to bribe doctors into prescribing a highly addictive fentanyl spray. Opening statements are expected in Boston’s federal court Monday in the case of Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor and four other former employees of the Chandler, Arizona-based company. SENT: 140 words, AP Photo. Will be updated after opening statements 10 a.m. EST.

IN BRIEF:

_CITY WORKER IMPERSONATORS ARRESTED _ A man and woman have been arrested for allegedly posing as Phoenix utility workers and trying to rob an elderly couple at their home.

SPORTS

HKN--COYOTES-OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Arizona Coyotes lost their starting goaltender, a productive young forward and have six regulars out of the lineup. Despite all the attrition, the scrappy Coyotes are still in the playoff mix at the All-Star break. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.

BKC--SOUTHERN UTAH-NORTHERN ARIZONA

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Southern Utah plays Northern Arizona at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.

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