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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — Arizona voters are sending a woman to the U.S. Senate but it could be days before it is known which one because of the way the state counts ballots. The race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is too close to call with roughly 25 percent of votes still to be counted after Election Day. By Nicholas Riccardi and Bob Christie. UPCOMING: 600 words.


— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-ARIZONA: Arizona’s knock-down, all-out Senate race is heading into overtime, as a neck-and-neck contest between two congresswomen collides with Arizona’s sometimes glacial vote-counting procedures. Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema were separated by a small fraction of the votes tabulated as of early Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots still outstanding. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 870 words, photos

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-ARIZONA: Democrats picked up a southern Arizona congressional seat and tried to grab the majority of the state’s nine seats to help the party wrest control of Congress from Republicans. But the state’s Republicans could still keep a 5-4 majority if they pull off an upset in the sprawling 1st District. By Bob Christie. SENT: 350 words.

— ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-ARIZONA: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was re-elected Tuesday to a second term in a Republican sweep of many statewide offices, beating Democrat underdog and education professor David Garcia in a race that focused on border security and education. By Anita Snow. SENT: 800 words.

— ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-ARIZONA: When they determined the outcome of one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races, voters casting midterm election ballots in Arizona were divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 1,200 words.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Voters on the Navajo Nation say they were denied the right to vote in the tribal election Tuesday when some precincts on the reservation ran out of ballots. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: New approach.


PHOENIX — A Syrian man accused of making a key component in improvised explosive devices used in attacks against U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on federal conspiracy charges. Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah, who faces up to life in prison on each of his four convictions, is accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate roadside bombs for the 1920 Revolution Brigades. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then 600 words by 3 p.m. MST.


MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the U.S. border. SENT: 970 words, photos.



TEMPE, Ariz. — Too small, not fast enough. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk know about all the pre-draft criticism of him, he says he wrote it all down and reads it every day. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.


DETROIT — The rebuilding Detroit Red Wings have bounced back from the worst start in franchise history to win four of its last five games, a surge that may prove to be counterproductive.


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