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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 16, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DROUGHT-ARIZONA FARMERS

PHOENIX _ Central Arizona farmers are making a last-minute plea to state lawmakers to give them millions of dollars to dig wells and build canals as they prepare to lose access to Colorado River water. Farmers from Pinal County are scheduled to make their $20 million pitch during a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers negotiate a budget. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version. Developing from 9:30 a.m. MST news conference.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump lays out a new proposal for deciding who gets to legally come into the country, but it faces many of the same hurdles that have doomed past immigration overhaul plans. By Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Colleen Long. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,100 words after 2:30 p.m. EDT remarks.

IN BRIEF:

_ JAIL OVERDOSES: Authorities say an investigation has shown that five inmates at Arizona’s Mohave County Jail who survived overdoses last month took counterfeit prescription pills manufactured with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic painkiller.

_ ROSEMONT COPPER MINE: Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on a copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

_ ATTORNEY DISBARRED: A Tucson attorney has lost his law license due to misconduct that officials said harmed clients.

_ TITLE LOAN INITIATIVE: A newly formed coalition that includes faith, consumer and civil rights groups has filed an initiative that would cap the interest charged on auto title loans.

_ AIRPORT GRANTS: Airports in Coolidge and Holbrook have been awarded more than $14 million by the federal government for runway improvement projects.

_ CODE TALKER-SERVICES: The funeral service for a Navajo Code Talker will be held this week in Chinle.

SPORTS

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors try to take a 2-0 lead on the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m. PDT.

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