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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

November 23, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — Months after being reunited with their children after immigration authorities separated them at the border, half-dozen families remain detained in Texas, with over 30 of them having just been released last week. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a long-standing legal agreement barring it from detaining children in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center past 20 days. By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 600 words.


PHOENIX — A Scottsdale’s man who didn’t get the winnings he expected from playing a slot machine at an Arizona tribal casino provided him with a learning experience that tribes, not the state, regulate tribal casinos in the state. SENT: 600 words.


TIJUANA, Mexico — The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. SENT: 455 words.


—RESTAURANT-RACIST REMARKS: A video of a white customer making racist remarks to another patron at a Phoenix restaurant is grabbing attention on social media.

—MEXICAN GRAY WOLF SISTERS: Three young Mexican gray wolves from the California Wolf Center in Julian, California, have made a new home in Prescott, Arizona.

—NATIONAL GUARD-DEPLOYMENT: A farewell ceremony is planned Saturday at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix for an Arizona National Guard unit that is shipping out.



TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona State and Arizona face each other for the first time with new coaches. The Wildcats have added incentive in the rivalry game, needing a win to become bowl eligible. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. MST.


CARSON, Calif. — Longtime friends Philip Rivers and Larry Fitzgerald meet on Sunday as their teams are going in different directions. The Chargers are in playoff contention while the Cardinals find themselves contending for a high draft pick. UPCOMING. By Joe Reedy. 750 words, file photos by 2 p.m. MST.


MILWAUKEE — The Phoenix Suns visit the Milwaukee Bucks.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Colorado Avalanche visit the Arizona Coyotes.


FULLERTON, Calif. — Myles Powell scored a career-high 40 points to lead Seton Hall to an 82-75 first-round win over Grand Canyon in the Wooden Legacy. He tied the tournament record for points in regulation set by James Harden — the NBA’s reigning MVP — of Arizona State in 2008. By Jill Painter Lopez. SENT: 930 words, photos.


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