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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border. Mexico’s Interior Ministry said Sunday it would immediately deport those who tried to “violently” enter the U.S. from Tijuana. Meanwhile, Tijuana’s municipal government said that more than three-dozen migrants were arrested for disturbing the peace and other charges stemming from the march and what followed. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 990 words.AP photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A committee of the Arizona State Bar has reversed the dismissal of conflict-of-interest allegation against two Flagstaff attorneys who are representing a man on murder and assault charges in a shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus. The decision likely won’t affect the start of Steven Jones’ trial in March, but it prompts the bar to further investigate allegations against Ryan Stevens and Bruce Griffen. UPCOMING: 250 words.


TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County has issued a notice of violation against mining company Freeport McMoRan for that what environmental regulators say were blowing tailings from the company’s Sierrita Mine in Green Valley that violated county law and the company’s air quality permit. The Arizona Daily Star quotes county officials say this is the most serious case of blowing dust from mine tailings in that Green Valley-Sahuarita area, south of Tucson, of any of five such Freeport violations since 2013. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


— CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE — The state Capitol is getting in the holiday spirit as Gov. Doug Ducey lights the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the executive tower in Phoenix.

— BACKPAGE-DELAWARE — Delaware’s attorney general has moved to dissolve the limited liability companies behind Backpage.com, a classified ad website whose listings included sexual services.



TEMPE, Ariz. — A very bad season just got worse for the Arizona Cardinals and their embattled first--year coach Steve Wilks. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m., ET. AP Photos.


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