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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ARIZONA WATER

PHOENIX _ Faced with reduced levels in Colorado River reservoirs, Gov. Doug Ducey says securing Arizona’s water future is the most pressing issue facing the state “and the clock is ticking.” A federal agency l government has set a Jan. 31 deadline for Arizona to reach a deal to conserve water or the agency will impose its own restrictions. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMNG: 130 words, then longer version.

TEACHER STRIKE-ISSUES

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 780 words, photos.

ICYMI: TRUMP-BORDER PATROL

WASHINGTON _ The president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. Brandon Judd’s proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,540 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAVAJO NATION-INAUGURATION: Jonathan Nez will be sworn in Tuesday as the next president on the country’s largest Native American reservation.

_ POLICE OFFICER-FUNERAL-THE LATEST: A procession led by a white hearse is taking the body of an Arizona police officer killed while on duty to a Peoria church for his funeral Tuesday.

_ CHILD EXPLOITATION SENTENCE: State prosecutors say a Cottonwood man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a child exploitation case.

_ TWO KILLED-CRASH: Authorities say a man and woman from Arizona have died after crashing into a tractor-trailer in southwest Kansas.

SPORTS

BKN--SUNS-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Phoenix Suns visit the Indiana Pacers.

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Virginia’s veterans have plenty of big-game experience. The fourth-ranked Cavaliers will need all of it to get through a week that includes two matchups against No. 9 Virginia Tech and top-ranked Duke. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 750 words and photos.

COACH HEALTH AND WELLNESS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Coaches around the NBA are putting priority on their health in order to get through the grind, intense travel and stresses of a pro basketball season. By Sports Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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