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

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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PHOENIX — Republicans hope the victor of a 3-way primary will flip a Phoenix congressional district full of independent voters come November, but with a former mayor waiting, Democrats think they will keep it. By Melissa Daniels. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 700 words, photos.


PHOENIX — A judge has dismissed a challenge to a northern Arizona sheriff's policy of detaining immigrants arrested on state charges up to 48 hours after they post bond so immigration authorities will have time to take them into custody. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.


MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections. By Ryan Foley. SENT: 1,220 words, photos, video.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a wholesale trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and sell energy when needed, saying joining the group could save customers millions of dollars. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are among others expected to join by 2020 while large utilities in Arizona, Nevada and Utah already are on board. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


— STOLEN TRUCK-PEDESTRIAN HIT: Phoenix police say a stolen rental truck driven by a burglary suspect collided with a police vehicle and then a tractor-trailer rig before striking a pedestrian who was seriously injured.

— SAN JUAN COLLEGE-HOUSING: A college in the Four Corners region is finalizing a nearly $25 million partnership to build student housing.

— INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER-SENTENCING: — A northeastern Arizona woman was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for her convictions in the September 2017 shooting death of her brother on the Navajo Reservation.

— BUSINESSMAN INDICTED: A businessman who sold nail salons and commercial leases in metropolitan Phoenix has been indicted for tax evasion authorities say was conducted more than a decade ago.

— BALLOT INITIATIVE-SCHOOL TAXES: A ballot initiative seeking to raise income taxes on the wealthy to fund schools has filed enough signatures to be on the November ballot.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have an age-old issue, just who can they find to play effectively at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson. By Bob Baum. 500 words by 5 p.m. MST.


PHOENIX — Arizona right-hander Clay Buchholz tries for his sixth win in seven starts when the Diamondbacks face right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne and the Los Angeles Angels. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 6:40 p.m. MST.


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