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BC-AZ--Arizona Coverage Advisory, AZ

February 22, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINTER WEATHER

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 710 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. By Andrew Taylor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, updates.

IN BRIEF:

_ GOVERNORS COUNCIL: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has been appointed to a group that advises the White House on homeland security and national defense issues.

_ MOSQUE-HATE VIDEO: A new trial date has been set for a woman who was captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims at a Tempe mosque.

_ PHOENIX-IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT: An appellate court has upheld a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s ruling that creation of a special business-improvement district for downtown Phoenix was subject to a 2016 state law changing how such districts are formed.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-GORDON

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Dee Gordon is healthy again and back at his normal position. He expects to be back up to speed in his second season with the Mariners. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo.

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