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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

August 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BORDER WALL-LAWSUIT

PASADENA, Calif. — The state of California and three environmental advocacy groups argue before an appeals court panel that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews that have helped clear the way for the president’s prized border wall with Mexico. A lower court judge sided with the president. UPCOMING: 400 words.

ALSO:

— RESERVOIR-FOREST WORK: A newly authorized project calls for forest thinning and prescribed fires to protect watersheds that feed a reservoir serving the city of Payson in east-central Arizona.

— FLAGSTAFF AIRPORT-GRANT: The Flagstaff airport is getting $1 million in federal funding to replace a decades-old aircraft and firefighting rescue vehicle. The funding announced last week comes from the Federal Aviation Administration.

— FATAL HOOKAH LOUNGE SHOOTING: Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near a hookah lounge in Tucson last month.

SPORTS:

BBN-PHILLIES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — Right-hander Jake Arrieta looks to continue a strong run in July into August when the Philadelphia Phillies face the Arizona Diamondbacks and right-hander Zack Godley. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 9:40 p.m.

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