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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ARIZONA GOV RACE

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Three Democrats debated Tuesday night, vying to become Arizona’s next governor staked out immigration stances that contrast sharply with sitting Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. By Melissa Daniels. SENT: 650 words, photos.

HOMELAND SECURITY-CENTRAL AMERICA

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is creating an office within the department to help the governments of Central America and Mexico get information about reunifying families following their separation by the Trump administration. By Colleen Long. SENT: 400 words.

ALSO:

— NATIONAL FORESTS-FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Decreased fire danger resulting from recent rain and increased humidity is allowing three national forests in Arizona to lift all or some of their fire restrictions and area closures.

— PHOENIX-HOMICIDE CASE: Police in Phoenix have identified a man found dead in the yard of a church in west Phoenix.

— POLLUTION ADVISORY-METRO PHOENIX: Environmental regulators have issued a pollution advisory for ozone Wednesday in metro Phoenix.

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Diamondbacks RHP Shelby Miller (0-3, 9.00) makes his fourth start Wednesday night since returning from Tommy John surgery. He will face Colorado RHP German Marquez (7-8, 4.92), who is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA with 14 strikeouts and no walks in his last two starts. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Tournament games begin at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. Eight games, beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Cox Pavilion: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thomas & Mack: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 1,000 words. Games start at 1 p.m. All times EDT.

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