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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory , AZ

May 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, encouraging supporters but raising concerns among experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. Arizona became the latest of 16th state to pass a resolution in at least one legislative chamber on Monday, calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that’s increasingly accessible to kids at younger ages online. By Lindsay Whitehurst and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 620 words.


PHOENIX _ The Arizona Department of Corrections has asked an appeals court to throw out a contempt ruling against its director and a $1.4 million fine against the state for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates. The appeal was filed just days after a judge threatened to impose additional contempt fines as high as $1.7 million for the state’s continued noncompliance with a settlement over the quality of health care in 10 state-run prisons. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.


MEXICO CITY — People in overextended Mexican border cities are voicing concern over the continuation of a U.S. policy that makes Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States wait south of the border. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 720 words.


_ BORDER WALL-NEW MEXICO: The head of one of New Mexico’s most powerful statewide offices is raising concerns about the lack of an environmental review as the U.S. government prepares to replace fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in two southern New Mexico counties.

_ IMMIGRANT CHILD DEATH: The death of 16-year-old Juan de León Gutiérrez has heightened scrutiny of the U.S. government’s ability to adequately care for the surge in migrant families and children crossing the border in recent months. By Nomaan Merchant nd Sonia Perez D. SENT: 930 words, photos.


_ POLICE SHOOTING-PHOENIX: Phoenix police say two officers responding to a trespassing call fatally shot a man during a struggle over a weapon early Thursday.

_ SCHOOLS-SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING: Teaachers, counselors and principals in public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

_ INJURED POLICE-DONATION: The founder of GoDaddy.com and his wife are donating $3.6 million to support police officers and firefighters injured or killed on duty.

_ ANIMAL CRUELTY: Arizona officials say they arrested a woman on suspicion of animal cruelty after collecting more than 50 dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs that were overtaking her home and creating deplorable living conditions.

_ BROTHER KILLED: Authorities say an Arizona couple sought in the killing of the man’s brother is under arrest in California.

_ TUCSON HOMICIDE-VICTIM ID’D: Police in Tucson have released the name of a homicide victim whose body was found April 25 in the Pantano Wash on the city’s east side.

_ HIGHWAY DETOUR: A lengthy detour of wide-load traffic on Interstate 15 for bridge resurfacing in northwestern Arizona’s Virgin River Gorge will begin May 29 and last a year.

_ ASSOCIATION HEALTH: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation letting small businesses join together and create new health insurance plans backers say will lower costs.



PHOENIX _ Atlanta plays Arizona at Chase Field Thursday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


In a growingly divided country, about the only sure thing that replays in sports offer is that nobody agrees on what they just saw. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


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