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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-ARIZONA

PHOENIX — Republicans filed a lawsuit Wednesday night to challenge the way some Arizona counties count mail-in ballots as election officials began to slowly tally more than 600,000 outstanding votes in the narrow U.S. Senate race -- a task that could take days. Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema were separated by a small fraction of the 1.7 million tabulated votes. By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 830 words, photos.

MOSQUE-HATE VIDEOS

PHOENIX — A woman who was captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims as she took pamphlets and tore down fliers at an Arizona mosque is scheduled to be sentenced for her criminal damage conviction. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version, photo. Developing from morning sentencing.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. tribal policy experts say historic congressional wins by Native American women are likely to make them the new standard bearers for Indian Country. SENT: 850 words, photos. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 850 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-OUTDOOR RETAILERS

DENVER — Outdoor retailers talk about the impacts of the midterm election on the environment and their business and lay out their wish list for the new Congress. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

ELECTION 2018-OUTDOOR RETAILERS

DENVER — Outdoor retailers talk about the impacts of the midterm election on the environment and their business and lay out their wish list for the new Congress. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. By Maria Verez and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 650 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTION 2018-ARIZONA LEGISLATURE: Republicans who maintained control of the Arizona House and Senate have picked new leaders for the coming legislative session.

— SCHOOL OFFICIAL-FUNDING THEFT: The former director of a Goodyear charter school is pleading guilty to exaggerating enrollment to secure millions of funding dollars.

— I-10 REST AREA REOPENS: The only Interstate 10 rest area between Tucson and metro Phoenix is open again after a renovation that started earlier this year.

—NAVAJO LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Navajo Nation lawmaker has resigned his post to work for the tribal president. The tribe’s elections office declared a vacancy for Dwight Witherspoon’s seat Wednesday.

— ELDER CARE-FRAUD INDICTMENT: Two women in southern Arizona have been indicted by a federal grand jury in an elder care fraud scheme.

— POOL COMPANY-PESTICIDE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered an Arizona pool chemical company to stop selling an improperly registered pesticide.

— WATER RESCUE-POLICE OFFICERS: Authorities say a car going into a Phoenix canal led to firefighters rescuing the driver and two police officers attempting to rescue the driver.

— I-40 CLOSURE-BODY FOUND: Eastbound Interstate 40 was closed in Holbrook and traffic routed through the northern Arizona community Thursday morning after authorities discovered a dead body on the freeway.

SPORTS:

FBN--CARDINALS-FITZGERALD’S NUMBERS

TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald is closing in on another impressive milestone to his prolific NFL career. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m. MST.

FBN--CARDINALS-CHIEFS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes has already locked up his place as the future of the Kansas City Chiefs. Josh Rosen is still trying to accomplish the same thing for the Arizona Cardinals, who visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos for weekend use.

BKN--CELTICS-SUNS

PHOENIX — After a loss in Denver, the Boston Celtics come to Phoenix, to face the lowly Suns, who were beaten by 22 points at home against Brooklyn on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.

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