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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

January 12, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended family. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.


_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin and Darelene Superville. SENT: 910 words, photos.

_ SOFTENING THE SHUTDOWN: The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

_ SHUTDOWN-EXECUTIVE POWER: President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and _ relying on what he called his pen and his phone _ used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 900 words, photo.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AVIATION: The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Facing staffing problems, Miami International Airport will close one of its concourses most of the weekend. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 830 words, photos.


_ BORDER WALL-FUNDRAISER: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida man says people who contributed more than $20 million online to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border can get refunds or shift their support to a new nonprofit effort. By Curt Anderson. SENT: 400 words.


TEMPE, Ariz. _ Current and former Tempe officials say they treasure the inverted pyramid-shaped building that’s served as the Phoenix suburb’s city hall for nearly 50 years and regarded as an eye-catching downtown landmark but that it’s time for major renovations to redesign interior spaces and upgrade its communications system and other fittings. Tempe plans a fixup project that would be handled in four phases over the next decade at a cost of about $10 million. SENTL 400 words, photo.


_ EXTENDING TRAFFIC STOPS: A court ruling in an Arizona case says law enforcement officers may not extend a lawful traffic stop because a passenger refuses to identify himself unless there’s reasonable suspicion the passenger committed a crime.



PHOENIX _ The Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets face the last-place Phoenix Suns, who could be without Devin Booker for the third straight game. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.


STANFORD, Calif. _ Arizona State plays Stanford at Maples Pavilion. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m. PST.


BERKELEY, Calif. _Arizona plays California at Haas Pavilion. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. PST.


CEDAR CITY, Utah _ Northern Arizona plays Southern Utah at America First Event Center.


EDMONTON, Alberta _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the Edmonton Oilers.


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