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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

September 24, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an updated 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff. One of cinema’s most iconic endings wasn’t filmed in the national park in Arizona, but not for lack of trying. By Felicia Fonseca and Terry Tang. SENT: 960 words, AP Photos.


PHOENIX — Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia are participating in televised debates this week in Phoenix and Tucson. The first debate at 5 p.m. local time Monday will be in Phoenix, with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and Arizona PBS participating. By Anita Snow. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 5 p.m. debate.


NEW YORK — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk. The impact was almost immediate after the seizure of Backpage.com by the federal government in April and President Donald Trump’s signature the same month on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, a law meant to hold internet platforms accountable for facilitating sex trafficking. By Alexandra Villarreal. SENT: 900w ords, AP Photos


BORDER DROWNING — Authorities say they have found the body of a third person who was likely swept away by heavy flooding in the twin border cities of Nogales.

RESORT REOPENING— After a month-long delay, a Scottsdale-area resort closed because of monsoon storm flooding is at last reopening.

ZION NATIONAL PARK-FLOODED TRAIL REOPENS — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one of its most popular hiking destinations for the first time since flood waters ravaged the southwestern Utah canyon in July.



PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals could be making a change at quarterback, from Sam Bradford to rookie Josh Rosen. By Jose Romero. AP Photo.


PHOENIX — The Los Angeles Dodgers, closing in on the NL West title, open a three-game series at Arizona. By Jose Romero


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