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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pay a visit to ICE — the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at the center of the political debate over the Trump administration’s immigration policies. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1 p.m. MST, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-WHERE IT’S AT — The deadline is rapidly approaching for the Trump administration to reunite families separated at the border after a court mandate. By Collen Long. SENT: 1,050 words, photo.


— COUNTY JAIL-IMMIGRATION: A western Arizona county got a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue in the just-ended fiscal year for housing inmates from other jurisdictions, most of them immigrants in the country illegally.

—IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS: The Arizona Department of Health Services director says increased use of exemptions has Arizona’s immunization coverage rates continuing to fall.

— TUCSON HOMICIDE-ARREST: Authorities say a Tucson man is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed his neighbor at an apartment complex.

— WRONG-WAY DETECTION SYSTEM: A warning system being tested along 15 miles of Interstate 17 in Phoenix alerted authorities to a vehicle traveling the wrong way.

— BORDER PATROL-CITIZENSHIP: A Sept. 5 trial has been set for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in southern Arizona accused of falsely claiming he was born in the United States.




The Phoenix Suns used all of their salary cap space to sign free agent Trevor Ariza. On Friday they introduce him at a news conference. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m. MST.


PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks, off to an ugly 1-6 start to a homestand, try to bounce back from a series-opening loss when they send Zack Godley to the mound against Joey Lucchesi and the San Diego Padres. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m. MST.


NEW YORK — Now that fan voting is finished, it’s a good time to take a hard look at All-Star Game selections. Which players are worthy of participating July 17 in Washington, and who gets left out? By Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.


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