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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

September 19, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A judge has rejected a request to order county officials in Arizona to count provisional ballots from voters who changed their addresses at motor vehicle offices since late 2016. The ruling comes in a lawsuit that alleges Secretary of State Michele Reagan is failing to update voter registration addresses for people who have informed motor vehicle offices that they have new addresses. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. By Mary Hudetz. AP Photos. SENT: 750 words.


The Republican running in a tough race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona has shifted right on immigration and made a pilgrimage to the border to talk about the need for enhanced security, showing how the GOP is counting on the issue to help extend their winning streak in the state. UPCOMING: 3000.


NEWARK, Ohio — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.



AUSTIN, Texas — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding. The Austin American-Statesman reports the Brenham-based company, which got its start 111 years ago, shut down production for a time in 2015 and recalled 8 million gallons of ice cream after reports of listeria started coming in. In all, 10 people fell ill. Three died. During the shutdown, the company deep-cleaned its three plants — in Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma — replaced some equipment and reworked procedures. Texas regulators, as of this year, closed an enforcement agreement with Blue Bell that allowed operations to resume with expanded monitoring. By Gary Dinges and Sebastian Herrera, Austin American-Statesman. SENT: 1,200 words, pursuing photos.


— DOG TIED TO TRUCK: A volunteer for an Arizona sheriff’s office has probably saved the life of a dog that was tied to a semitrailer truck as it pulled out of a parking lot.

— TUCSON DIOCESE-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: Roman Catholic Tucson Bishop Edward Weisenburger says the Diocese of Tucson has fired 10 employees in the last decade because of sexual misconduct allegations.

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-ARIZONA: A Republican challenger for a U.S. House seat in Arizona that sits along the U.S. border says the district’s Democratic incumbent is “not a good example of a Mexican.”



Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small town Iowa with a history of violence. Investigators say their contrasting lives intersected in a violent and tragic way when Richards allegedly attacked and stabbed Barquin to death at a golf course on Monday. UPCOMING: 400 words.


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