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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had had it. The flow of migrants at the southern border was surging. Another caravan appeared to be forming. And his government had run out of holding space, forcing the release of tens of thousands of families apprehended at the border. During a meeting with senior aides on the last Thursday in March, Trump demanded drastic action to make good on the threat he’d tweeted that morning: Shut the southern border. Curbing illegal immigration was his signature issue, he railed. Why couldn’t he deliver? By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.


_ TRUMP-IMMIGRATION _ White House aides pushing for a harder line on immigration keep up their campaign to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

_ TRUMP-HOMELAND SECURITY _ Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security.


_ GIRL FALLS FROM VEHICLE: Arizona authorities are investigating how an 8-year-old girl fell from a moving vehicle before she was found critically injured on Interstate 10 in a Phoenix suburb.

_ HEAD-ON FATAL CRASH: Authorities say a head-on fatal crash involving two tractor-trailer rigs has closed U.S. 93/Interstate 11 in both directions in southern Nevada about two miles from the Arizona border.

_ TRUCK OVERTURNS-CANDLES DUMPED: A semi-truck has overturned on Interstate 10 in southern New Mexico, dumping candles all over the highway.

_ INCORPORATION PETITION: A group of residents in the communities of New River and Desert Hills have filed an incorporation petition with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

_ GRAND CANYON LODGE: A lodging complex at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim that is nearly 50 years old is being replaced.



TEMPE, Ariz. _ Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has been involved in trade rumors all offseason. It hasn’t stopped him from joining his teammates for voluntary workouts this week. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


PHOENIX _ Texas plays Arizona at Chase Field.


DALLAS _ Dirk Nowitzki plays the final home game of what is expected to be his final season. The 40-year-old, who hasn’t said whether he will retire, set an NBA record by playing 21 seasons with the same franchise. Last-place Phoenix is the visitor. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The federal investigation into corruption within college basketball continues to churn and joins Virginia’s next act after its title run as the top story lines entering the offseason ahead of the 2019-20 season. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 850 words and photos by 3 p.m. EDT.


TORONTO _ Thanks to a trade with the last-place-finishing Ottawa Senators, the Colorado Avalanche enter the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday with the best odds of landing the top pick. Colorado has an 18.5% of winning the lottery, and can fall no further than No. 4. UPCOMING: 650 words. Draft lottery begins at 8 p.m. ET.


The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators restocked their lineups at the NHL trade deadline in a bid to spur their Stanley Cup championship aspirations. The President’s Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, mostly stood pat. Which contending team made the right choice will become more clear with the playoffs set to open Wednesday. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


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