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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 24, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX _ Prosecutors are urging an Arizona appeal court to uphold Jodi Arias’ murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photo.


WASHINGTON— House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border. By Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 890 words, photos, video.


_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH: Environmental research projects across the country are being delayed and disrupted by the monthlong partial federal government shutdown _ and not just those conducted by government agencies. By John Flesher and Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-RIPPLE EFFECTS ON BUSINESSES: As the partial government shutdown plods through its fifth week, businesses that have lost sales and revenue are themselves cutting back by reducing workers’ hours and resorting to - or at least considering - layoffs and propelling ripple effects through local economies. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m. EST.


_ TROOPER INJURED-SHOOTING: The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a state trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries during an incident that involved a shooting.

_ SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION: Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say a Naco man has been arrested for an alleged sexual assault in southern Arizona.

_ BORDER-GANG MEMBER ARRESTS: Border Patrol agents say two members of the MS-13 gang have been caught in southern Arizona.

_ RESTITUTION-APPEAL DEATH: PHOENIX _ A state court ruling has upheld the constitutionality of Arizona’s law that requires dismissal of any pending appeals upon the death of a convicted defendant.

_ DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS TIME: A state lawmaker wants New Mexico to join neighboring Arizona in refusing to recognize Daylight-Savings Time.



PHOENIX _ The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Phoenix Suns.


LOS ANGELES _ UCLA tries to snap a two-game skid when the Bruins host Arizona State. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 11 p.m. EST.


LOS ANGELES _ Arizona plays USC at Galen Center.


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