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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A diverse group of opponents is coming out strongly against a ballot measure that would bar the Legislature from taxing services, saying it will decimate education and transporting funding. By Bob Christie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


WASHINGTON — An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 420 words. UPCOMING: Updates from morning arguments, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 890 words, photos.


SALT LAKE CITY — Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns. SENT: 490 words.


— BORDER TUNNEL: U.S. and Mexican authorities have discovered an incomplete, solar-powered tunnel connecting the two countries in a rugged, remote area of Caliofrnia east of San Diego.

— HOTEL STAND-OFF-SENTENCING: A Cottonwood man was sentenced to 145 years in federal prison for his convictions for firing gunshots at law enforcement officers who went to a Tucson hotel to arrest him on a warrant.

— UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR ARRESTED: A Gilbert man accused of accepting money for contracting work without a license has been arrested.

— IDENTITY THEFT CASE-SENTENCE: A Tempe man has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for using the credit cards of deceased people.

— PHOENIX AIRPORT-FLIGHTS: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport next year will add more nonstop flights from Phoenix to Germany and to the East Coast of the U.S.

— NAVAJO OFFICIAL-FORGERY: A former official with the Navajo Nation’s Dilkon Chapter has been found guilty of forgery.



PHOENIX — This is supposed to be the year that the Phoenix Suns start to win again. General manager Ryan McDonough said the goal was to be the most improved team in the NBA. If that happens, it will be without McDonough. Owner Robert Sarver fired the general manager nine days before the Suns season opener. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Four games into the season and the offensive woes that have plagued the Arizona Cardinals remain, despite the presence of the new quarterback, rookie Josh Rosen. By Bob Baum. 600 words by 8 p.m. EDT, photos.


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