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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Investigators were looking into whether a deluge from a possible microburst caused the roof collapse of a Phoenix supermarket gutted by a fire that sent flames high above the building. SENT: 130 words, video. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration will inform a federal judge how many children under 5 years old have been reunited with their families after being separated at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw expects at least 63 to have been reunited. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: Filing is due by 3 p.m. PDT.


WASHINGTON — Congress’ fight over President Donald Trump’s abandoned policy of separating migrant families has stirred anew, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. By Alan Fram. SENT: 820 words, photos.


— UTILITY REGULATOR-BRIBERY TRIAL: Jury deliberations at the bribery trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

— JUROR CHALLENGES-REMEDIES: The Arizona Supreme Court says trial judges have leeway in deciding what remedy to use when prosecutors exclude potential jurors of the same race as a defendant.

— SOUTHEAST ARIZONA-FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Recent monsoon rains and increased humidity are leading forestry officials to lift fire restrictions across southeastern Arizona.

— FOSTER STUDENTS GRANT: An organization dedicated to improving graduation rates for Arizona children in foster care has received a $500,000 grant.

— ARIZONA RESTAURANT-BACK WAGES: Federal Department of Labor officials say an Arizona restaurant must pay more than $158,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 94 employees.

— POLLUTION ADVISORY-METRO PHOENIX: Metro Phoenix will be under a pollution advisory for ozone for the second straight day.



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Oliver Ekman-Larsson watched Shane Doan lead the Arizona Coyotes for seven seasons before the captain retired in 2017. Now, after signing an eight-year contract extension to remain in the desert, Ekman-Larsson is poised to take over a primary leadership role. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.


DENVER — Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray (3-1, 5.23 ERA) and Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland (8-6, 3.18 ERA) will start on Thursday as Arizona and Colorado wrap up their three-game NL West series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games Thursday include: Heat-Pelicans, Knicks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Thunder, 76ers-Suns, Spurs-Bucks, Clippers-Lakers, Jazz-Magic, Hawks-Trail Blazers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Games start at 4 EDT.


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