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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ARIZONA SHERIFF-RACIAL PROFILING

PHOENIX — More than 100 people have started the process to file claims for compensation for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office’s continued targeting of Latinos under an effort to find and arrest people in the country illegally despite a federal court order to stop the unconstitutional practice. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.

ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. States were stops are planned include Arizona and Nevada. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 790 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-THE BATTLE FOR ALEXA

A Michigan couple who were serving as foster parents to an immigrant girl became convinced she’d be in danger if returned to her deported mother in El Salvador. They sought custody in a case that exposes holes in the child welfare system. The federal government says all migrant children separated from their parents will be reunited. But The Associated Press found that is not always the case. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3,800 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Arizonans wishing to vote in the November general election need to register today or they’ll miss their chance to have a say in who represents them in the coming years.

— POLICE SHOOTING-ARRESTS: Phoenix police say a standoff has ended with the arrests of two people sought since an officer-involved shooting Monday.

— MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE: A Tucson man has been sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for a domestic violence death.

— ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED: Peoria police say a bank robbery suspect has been arrested, but his accomplice remains at large.

SPORTS:

NBA DIVERSITY-FRONT OFFICES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power. By Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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