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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

SPORTS BETTING-TRIBES

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 740 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

WASHINGTON — The Health and Human Services Department is considering housing at military bases those children picked up crossing the U.S. border illegally either alone or after being separated from their parents by the government, according to two U.S. officials. By Lolita C. Baldor and Alan Fram. SENT: 70 words, photos.

With:

— TRUMP-IMMIGRATION: President Donald Trump meets with California communities that are pushing back against the “sanctuary city” movement. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:15 p.m. White House event, 400 words by 5 p.m. EDT, photo.

TEACHER PROTESTS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALIEGH, N.C. __ Thousands of teachers gathered Wednesday in North Carolina’s capital to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers rising up to pressure lawmakers for change. SENT: 560 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates developing from rally.

CHEROKEES-HEPATITIS TREATMENT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — One of the largest Native American tribes is the first community in the U.S. to implement a hepatitis C elimination program to treat its citizens; federal officials say the initiative could serve as a national model. By Justin Juozapavicius. SENT: 760 words, photos.

ALSO:

— SOLAR POWER-DEDICATION: A new solar power generating plant with battery storage capability is being dedicated in the Casa Grande area to serve thousands of Salt River Project electricity customers.

— LAS VEGAS-SHOOTING-AMMUNITION: A June 21 court hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

— CHILD VICTIMS RIGHTS: Arizona’s Department of Child Safety says it has a new specialized unit to ensure child victims’ voices are heard.

— GOOD YEAR CYBER ATTACK: Officials in Goodyear say the city’s online payment system is functioning again after a cybersecurity attack affected the software.

— EMBEZZLEMENT SCHEME: A federal judge has sentenced a Phoenix woman to over four years in prison for embezzling more than $852,000 from her employer to buy herself a home and swimming pool as well as pay for other personal expenses.

SPORTS:

BKN--SUNS-LOOKING HOME

CHICAGO — Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all. The same can be true for Marvin Bagley III. Or maybe Luka Doncic gets to reunite with his past coach. The Phoenix Suns have a trio of fine candidates for the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. In various ways, the team already has an element of familiarity with each one of them. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 660 words, photos.

BBN--BREWERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — RH Matt Koch starts for Arizona and RH Brandon Woodruff goes for Milwaukee in an afternoon game that wraps up the three-game series, now split after the Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak. It wraps up a seven-game Diamondbacks homestand. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BBN--REELING DODGERS

MIAMI — One-quarter of the way into the season, the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers are off to their worst start in 60 years. Lately they’re even losing to bad teams. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon MST, photos.

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