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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

August 11, 2018

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 viewpoint reachable by a half-mile trail from a parking lot on U.S. 89 in northern Arizona provides a spectacular view of a dramatic bend in the Colorado River is popular -- maybe too popular. Tour buses, vans, SUVs and cars disgorge thousands of visitors daily at Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, so many that authorities have imposed parking restrictions for safety. There’s also a newly constructed viewing deck with a railing that provides a safer alternative than the sheer-edged ledge along the rock ridge that is hundreds of feet above the river. And another parking lot is the planning stages. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of a Colorado River float trip near Laughlin say they’re stepping up trash collection for the Laughlin River Regatta event on Saturday after it was canceled last year following a record crowd of 31,000 people in 2016 who left piles of garbage in and around the river. UPCOMING: 400 words.


SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that’s adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California’s wildfire and other disasters. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 970 words, photos.


— ARIZONA WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Talking Stick Resort and Casino on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale was evacuated early Saturday after flooding knocked out power as storms swept through metro Phoenix.

— TRIPLE HOMICIDE-ARREST: The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says a 35-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of three other men at a home in Wittman.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona rookie quarterback Josh Rosen makes his debut while Cardale Jones and Geno Smith step up their competition for the Los Angeles backup job when the Cardinals host the Chargers in the teams’ preseason opener. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MSY.


CINCINNATI — The Diamondbacks and Reds play the second game of their series, with left-hander Robbie Ray (3-2) facing Matt Harvey (5-7). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m. EDT,


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