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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

August 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials say they’re making progress in curtailing predatory practices of businesses that cater to tribal members. A Navajo couple recently reached a settlement in a case in New Mexico, and the Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against a collection of auto dealerships, accusing it of deceptive, unfair and unlawful practices. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 500 words.


FRANKFORT, Ky. — When the #MeToo movement swept across the country, triggering a national reckoning about sexual misconduct, some politicians lost their positions and power amid such allegations. Many others did not. By Adam Beane and Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 880 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration, under court order, must submit a plan to reunify hundreds of children who remain separated from the parents after being split apart by immigration authorities along the U.S. border with Mexico. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 500 words.


— ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH FUNDING: A $6.4 million federal grant for a New Mexico research project will provide funding for work looking at how climate change affects arid land ecosystems.

— FLAGSTAFF-SCHOOL VANDALISM: Police say vandals have damaged Flagstaff schools three times this week.

— TAIWAN-ATTEMPTED ARMS EXPORATION: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona says a man from Taiwan has been sentenced to two years and nine months imprisonment for trying to export ammunition and firearm assemblies to the self-governed island off China’s coast.

— MIGRANT TRAFFICKING DEATH: A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican man to four years imprisonment for leading an illegal border crossing by migrants that resulted in a 16-year-old boy’s death.

— TRIBAL GAMBLING REVENUE: The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that ended on June 30.

— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING ARRESTS: Authorities have arrested two Cottonwood men in an attempted drive-by shooting.

— TUCSON POLICE SHOOTING: Tucson police are investigating an officer’s fatal shooting of an armed man who had barricaded himself in a home.

— AIR QUALITY-METRO PHOENIX: Environmental regulators have issued a health watch Thursday for metro Phoenix because pollution levels are expected to approach the federal health standard.

— DUCEY FCC COMMITTEE: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will chair an advisory committee to the Federal Communications Committee on telecommunications issues.

— WRONG-WAY DRIVRS-RED LIGHTS: The Arizona Department of Transportation says it’s going to try using some red lights along Interstate 17 on-ramps in Phoenix as part of its system to provide alerts about wrong-way vehicles on the freeway.



PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks host the San Francisco Giants in a matchup of NL West rivals. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — After a day off, the Arizona Cardinals were back in full pads on Thursday as first-year coach Steve Wylks works to put a tough, physical brand on his new team. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. MST, photos.


NEW YORK — A segment of baseball’s trade market is the sports version of Airbnb: Stars check in for short-term stays before moving on to permanent homes. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 750 words, photos.


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