Good afternoon. 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

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Some residents of Marana are installing water-treatment systems and buying bottled water as alternatives to drinking polluted tap water. Town officials say it's still unclear when a half-dozen polluted wells serving more than one-third of the town water utility's households will be cleaned up. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A $2 billion power line project that will funnel wind and solar energy from rural spots in New Mexico and Arizona to larger markets in the American Southwest has become a lightning rod for wildlife groups who fear the line's proposed river crossing could be a death trap for migratory birds. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


IOWA CITY, Iowa — The proliferation of digital tools that can make text and email messages vanish may be welcome to Americans seeking to guard their privacy, but open government advocates fear they are being misused by public officials. Some are using them to conduct business in secret and evade transparency laws. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT IN ADVANCE MONDAY FOR RELEASE SUNDAY AT 3:01 a.m. EDT: 1,140 words, photos.


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CAVE CITY, Ky. — Mammoth Cave National Park has upgraded a trail as part of a coordinated effort by the National Park Service to increase accessibility to disabled visitors. The Echo River Spring Trail reopened earlier this year after a $1.1 million transformation from a rutted gravel footpath to an 8-foot-wide concrete path. National Park Service accessibility chief Jeremy Buzzell says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and build accessibility projects. By Rebecca Reynolds Yonker. SENT: 760 words, photos.


— POLICE SHOOTING-MESA: Mesa police say an officer and a man were hospitalized after the man's car struck the officer during a traffic stop and that the officer then shot the man.



PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks and the Rockies continue their series after Colorado wins Friday night's opener thanks to a grand slam. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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