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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

February 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

WILDLIFRE TRAPPING BAN

SANTA FE, N.M. _ A new political order and the startling death of a household dog named Roxy in an illegal wire snare could make this winter the last open season for wildlife trapping on public land in New Mexico, extending restrictions across the Southwest from California to the start of the Great Plains. Where some see cruelty, trappers and ranchers say they depend on each other to tamp down livestock predators and harvest fur pelts that are an international commodity. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

DOLORES HUERTA-BIRTHPLACE

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Dolores Huerta, the noted Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, is visiting the New Mexico Statehouse for public honors but her visit Wednesday comes as the most Hispanic state in the U.S. has done nothing around her northern New Mexico birthplace that now sits abandoned. By Russell Contreras UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION FACILITIES

Detainees confined to federal immigration detention facilities located in California have inadequate access to health care, lawyers and family, the state’s attorney general says. SENT: 470 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD ABUSE SENTENCING: A Bullhead City woman has been sentenced to nearly three years for trying to drown her infant daughter in Lake Mead.

_ PUBLIC RECORDS-UTILITY: An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a nondisclosure agreement between the town of Queen Creek and a utility is void because the town must obey the state’s public records law and disclose documents provided by the utility.

_ FORMER PRISON GUARD SENTENCED: A former federal prison guard in Phoenix has been sentenced to six months of home confinement after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with an inmate.

_ DRUG BUST INDICTMENT: A Phoenix man and two men from Mexico have been indicted after a nearly $1.8 million drug bust in Gila Bend last month.

_ HISPANIC STATE HOLIDAY: A proposed state holiday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and the late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez of California has passed the New Mexico House.

_ CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING: A 62-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in state prison for child sex trafficking.

SPORTS:

BKC--PAC-12 THIS WEEK

USC and UCLA rekindle rivalry while fighting for a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The Trojans and Bruins are a half-game behind Utah for a coveted top-four spot in the Pac-12. By John Marshall. SENT: 450 words.

BKC--EASTERN NEW MEXICO-GRAND CANYON

PHOENIX _ Eastern New Mexico plays Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon University Arena.

MANAGING MILLENNIALS

Major league coaching staffs are looking for ways to get most out of millennials. By Sports Writer Jay Cohen. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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