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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

September 25, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

2018 ELECTION-ARIZONA GOVERNOR

PHOENIX — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia are heading into Round 2 of this week’s slugfest with another debate. During a first debate in Phoenix Monday, Ducey and Garcia wrangled over border and education policies, with Garcia complaining about attack ads he characterized as “bigoted.” The second debate is Tuesday evening in Tucson. By Anita Snow. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update, longer version developing from evening debate.

FIGHTING LIGHT RAIL

PHOENIX — Phoenix officials are working to quell resistance to a light rail extension in a low-income Hispanic and African-American community amid a burst of last-minute opposition. The experience has shown how hard officials must work to get support for projects in neighborhoods that fear change. National transportation experts say residents of low-income minority neighborhoods are typically leery of big government projects, often assuming they will be bypassed or harmed in the process. By Anita Snow. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

ALSO:

— POLICE SHOOTING-PEORIA: Peoria police say a shoplifting suspect was shot and wounded by police officers who returned fire when the suspect allegedly shot at them.

— NAVAJO COAL PLANT: Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

— STATE TRUST LAND-AUCTION: A developer has successfully bid $7.2 million for about 23 acres of State Trust Land in Phoenix.

— MISSING WOMAN-SENTENCING: A Nov. 16 sentencing hearing has been set for a Phoenix man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing of his girlfriend, whose body was found in Lake Pleasant.

SPORTS:

BBN--DODGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — RHP Matt Koch starts for the Diamondbacks against the Dodgers. He’s won each of his last three starts at home since May 28. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBO--ALLIANCE TEAMS

With nicknames that certainly make sense for their regions, the Alliance of American Football unveiled the names and logos of their West Division teams. They are the Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. SENT: 400 words.

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