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BC-AZ--Arizona Coverage Advisory, AZ

December 20, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP’S PROMISE

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s loyal supporters cried “Build the wall!” throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. Come 2020, they may well still be chanting for Trump to make good on his signature campaign promise as prospects dim for him to deliver on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

With:

_ TRUMP-BORDER WALL: House Republicans are struggling to pass legislation that would avoid a partial government shutdown threatened at week’s end, with members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus urging President Donald Trump to insist on money for the border wall with Mexico. By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 720 words. UPCOMING: Updates.

_ TRUMP-BORDER WALL-BACKLASH: President Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding, with some aggressively lobbying the president against signing a short-term deal with no wall dollars. By Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,088 words, photo.

CIVIL RIGHTS-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds the federal government has done little to improve the funding for Native American tribes under treaty obligations. The report released Thursday follows up on a 2003 report that called the funding levels a quiet crisis. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

BABY SHOT IN FACE

GALLUP, N.M. — The screams of a teen caught the attention of Casey Franchot while eating at a Taco Bell. “My baby’s been shot! My baby’s been shot!” Shayanne Nelson yelled while holding an infant in a blood-soaked blanket. The 43-year-old former U.S. Army medic dropped his food and dashed across the busy the historic Route 66 highway in Gallup, New Mexico to a motel to investigate. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 760 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-PHOENIX: Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a man who attacked another officer during an encounter following an incident at a nearby convenience store.

_ BURGLARY ARRESTS: Chino Valley police say three juveniles have been arrested for two separate burglaries.

_ FALSE TAX RETURNS-PLEA: An income tax preparer in Tucson has pleaded guilty to preparing false returns for some of his clients over a four-year span.

_ POLICE OFFICER-RAPE: A former Yuma, Arizona police officer has been convicted of raping a relative in California.

SPORTS:

HKN--CANADIENS-COYOTES

GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Montreal Canadiens visit the Arizona Coyotes.

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