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BC-AZ--Arizona Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CHARTER SCHOOLS-ARIZONA

PHOENIX _ A think tank’s report says over 100 charter schools in Arizona re in danger of closing due to financial troubles that stem from mismanagement, declining enrollment and mounting debt. The head of the state’s regulatory board says the research appears fair but calls the estimates “a little inflated.” UPCOMING: 100 words, then longer version.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates. Visit scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MST.

With:

_ BORDER WALL-EMINENT DOMAIN: Some property owners on the border in Texas are vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the federal government in court if it moves to seize their land to build a wall. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, video.

_ BORDER WALL-STATES: Montana’s Senate president is proposing that the state give $8 million to the U.S. government to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Scott Sales, a Republican from Bozeman, is drafting an appropriations bill and a resolution stating Montana lawmakers’ support for the proposed wall.

IN BRIEF:

_ CRASH-DEPUTY INJURED: The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was hospitalized after being seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle at an accident scene in Queen Creek on the southeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix.

_ EX-CHARTER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES INDICTED: Authorities say two former employees of a closed charter school in Goodyear have been indicted for fraud.

_ FLORENCE-MINE: A judge has upheld a company’s right to mine for copper, ruling that the town of Florence is bound by its approval of a 2003 development agreement with the property’s former owner.

SPORTS:

HKN--COYOTES-CANUCKS

VANCOUVER, Canada _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the Vancouver Canucks.

BKC--GRAND CANYON-NEW MEXICO STATE

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Grand Canyon plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center.

BKL--WNBA MOCK DRAFT

NEW YORK — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. The top three picks remained the same from the first mock draft with Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr and Kalani Brown going 1-2-3. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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