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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, encouraging supporters but raising concerns among experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. Arizona became the latest of 16th state to pass a resolution in at least one legislative chamber on Monday, calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that’s increasingly accessible to kids at younger ages online. By Lindsay Whitehurst and Jonathan J Cooper. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


PHOENIX _ The Arizona House and Senate have scheduled debate on a contentious plan to enact major changes in how citizen initiatives qualify for the ballot. The twin proposals set for debate Wednesday and backed by majority Republicans would require initiative proponents to collect signatures from 10 percent of the voters in each of the state’s 30 legislative districts. By Bob Christie. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Update.


WASHINGTON _ The head of the U.S. Border Patrol and other frontline officers testify before Congress on the growing number of Central American migrants crossing the border as the Trump administration makes its case for an additional $4.5 billion in additional aid. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. EDT hearing, 700 words by 5 p.m., photo.


WASHINGTON _ Hastily written executive orders. Declarations by tweet. President Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t been known for its careful crafting of policy. But Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White House began to roll out Tuesday. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 920 words, photos.


_ BOY SCOUT-HIKING DEATH-911 CALL: Authorities have released a 911 call about the Boy Scout who collapsed and died on a troop hiking trip in the southern Arizona desert.

_ ADULT CHANGING STATIONS: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring new or renovated government restrooms to have adult-accessible changing tables.

_ IMPAIRED DRIVER-DEADLY COLLISION: Scottsdale police say a suspected drunken driver in a collision that killed a man is in jail.

_ MAN-DOG-FOUND: Authorities say a 29-year-old Minnesota man and his dog have been found safe five days after getting lost in a sparsely populated area of Arizona.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ The Tampa Bay Rays go for a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, sending right-hander Charlie Morton to the mound against lefty Robbie Ray. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. EDT.


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