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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IMMIGRATION-ARIZONA SHELTERS

PHOENIX - A local grassroots organization is calling on the Arizona Governor and health department to better oversee The many shelters for immigrant children around the state after reports of sexual abuse. By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 400 words after 9:30 press conference

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-LAWSUIT

BOSTON — A lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the border. The lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Worcester, Massachusetts, aims to create a fund for the mental health treatment of children who were separated from their parents after the Trump administration adopted a policy requiring anyone who crossed the border illegally to be prosecuted. By Alanna Durkin richer. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

—DRUG SMUGGLING ARRESTS: Border agents arrest 7 Arizona residents for drug-smuggling

—STATE TRUST LAND SALE: Insurance company buys Scottsdale state trust land for $83M

—IMMIGRANT SMUGGLING-ARREST: Hereford woman accused of smuggling two Mexican men into US

— CONVICTED MURDERER-BORDER ARREST: Convicted murderer trying to cross Arizona border arrested

— CRIMINAL SYNDICATE-ARRESTS: Casa Grande police: 6 arrested so far in fake check scheme

— GOVERNOR’S RACE-NEW MEXICO-NAVAJO: Navajo candidates endorse Lujan Grisham for New Mexico governor

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