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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

September 1, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MCCAIN

WASHINGTON — John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service by posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to President Donald Trump, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush eulogized him Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video.

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HOUSING BOOM-LAND AUCTION

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona is auctioning swaths of state trust land for future housing developments in response to a booming housing market in the Tucson area. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE, Idaho — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes to battle flames are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. By Keith J. Ridler. SENT: 870 words, photos.

ALSO:

— 2 KILLED-BOYS MISSING: Phoenix police are looking for two young brothers and their biological father following the shooting deaths of the boys’ 24-year-old mother and a man who was a housemate.

— ARIZONA TROOPER KILLED-VIDEO: A judge has barred the public release of body-camera videos taken by police officers who responded to a struggle along Interstate 10 in which an Arizona state trooper was killed.

— ARIZONA MIDTERMS-SENATE DEBATE: Arizona voters may finally get to see a debate in this year’s U.S. Senate race.

— VICTIM RIGHTS: A court ruling says Arizona law permits more than one relative of a dead or incapacitated crime victim to be named as a victim representative and granted rights and protections under Arizona’s Victims’ Bill of Rights.

— HIKER-FALL DEATH: Authorities say a man fell to his death while hiking on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.

SPORTS

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw takes his 1.85 ERA since the All-Star break to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against fellow lefty Patrick Corbin and the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 6 p.m. MST.

BKL--STORM-MCERCURY

PHOENIX — After a one-sided win on their home court, the Phoenix Mercury are looking to even their best-of-5 WNBA semifinal playoff series with the Seattle Storm at two games apiece with a victory on Sunday. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4p.m. MST, photos.

FBC--BYU-ARIZONA

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona kicks off the Kevin Sumlin Era when the Wildcats face BYU in their season opener. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 7:45 p.m. MST.

FBC--UTSA-ARIZONA ST

TEMPE, Ariz.— Herm Edwards makes his debut as head coach at Arizona State when the Sun Devils open their season against UTSA. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. MST.

FBC--N ARIZONA-UTEP

EL PASO, Texas — Northern Arizona at UTEP.

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