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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

August 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BISBEE, Ariz. — Public health officials are warning Bisbee residents that they may be more susceptible to cavities after city officials removed fluoride from the southern Arizona city’s water supply. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


Some school systems around the U.S. have been reaching out to assist with the education of immigrant children at nearby shelters. The federal government and its housing contractors bear responsibility for instruction but some districts say they have felt compelled to intervene amid the outcry over separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The ranks of the forgotten Republicans are growing. They are members of Congress, governors and state party leaders who have been left behind by President Donald Trump’s Republican Party. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.


— OPIOID DEATHS-PINAL INVESTIGATION: Pinal County authorities say they’re going after whoever supplied drugs involved in recent suspected overdose deaths.

— BORDER OFFICER-CITIZENSHIP: A new trial date has been set for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in southern Arizona accused of falsely claiming he was born in the United States.

— MEASLES WARNING: Arizona health officials say an out-of-state visitor to Sedona may have exposed others to measles.

— RESORT REOPENING DELAYED: A Scottsdale-area resort closed Aug. 11 because of storm flooding and damage is postponing its reopening.



SAN DIEGO — The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres continue their four-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5:40 p.m. MST.


Some of baseball’s best young players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to the majors, and three will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. By Tommy Butler. UPCOMING 800 words, photos.


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