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BC-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PHOENIX _ Republican Gov. Doug Ducey starts a second term Monday with inaugural festivities at the state Capitol, accompanied by five other newly elected top state officials who come from both leading political parties as Arizona takes on a purple tint. Democrat Mayor Robert Uribe of Douglas, who backed Ducey in the November election, was chosen as master of ceremonies for the morning ceremony. The event also included color guard, a native leader’s blessing, prayers by a rabbi and a Baptist pastor and F-16 Fighting Falcons flown by the Arizona National Guard. The guard’s 108th Army Band was providing the music. By Anita Snow. SENT: 430 words, AP Photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation said it hopes to buy the mine that feeds it, too. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 350 words.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A New Mexico state lawmaker is proposing a 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. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photo by 2 p.m.


_TUCSON HOMICIDE_ Tucson police have arrested a woman accused of shooting her estranged husband to death in their home.



There’s an easy way for the NBA to avoid gaffes like the Kevin Durant out-of-bounds debacle: Give the replay center the ability to fix those mistakes. It’s an idea that the league should consider right away. Also: the Wizards keep fighting, and Stephen Curry and Gregg Popovich keep climbing the charts. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos by 3 a.m.


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