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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SUN CITY, Ariz. — An 89-year-old woman died after being removed from her burning house in metro Phoenix and that investigators preliminarily believe a lightning strike started the fire, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The house fire occurred Monday night in Sun City as storms lashed the metro area with strong winds and rains. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words. Pursuing photos.


WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding answers from federal immigration officials about the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their families and its struggle to reunite them, a fraught effort that’s drawn election-year criticism from both parties. By Alan Fram. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from morning hearing.


A western New Mexico city surrounded by Navajo culture and Native arts and crafts is experiencing a tourism boom not seen since the 1970s. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.


— ARIZONA MIDTERMS-ADS: Arizona voters will start seeing two Democratic gubernatorial candidates on their airwaves.

— ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a fatal road-rage shooting in Marana last year.

— BORDER DRUGS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have arrested two men they suspect of trying to smuggle nearly 74 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly 4 ounces of suspected fentanyl pills into the United States.

— AIR QUALITY-METRO PHOENIX: Environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory Tuesday for metro Phoenix.

— MIIGRANT SMUGGLING: U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have arrested a U.S. citizen they suspect of smuggling numerous migrants into the United States through Mexico’s border with Arizona.

The agency’s office in Yuma said Monday that its investigators



GLENDALE, Ariz. — New Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is building an offense from scratch, and he will design it to maximize the likes of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING:600 words by 4 p.m. MST, photos.


PHOENIX — The Texas Rangers, winners of four straight over two of the game’s better teams, send 46-year-old Bortolo Colon to the mound to try to make it two in a row over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who counter with Zack Godley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m. MST.


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