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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

September 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective. SENT: 430 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers said Wednesday they have given the Senate sworn affidavits from four people who say she told them well before Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination that she had been sexually assaulted when she was much younger. By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


A 50-state AP analysis of all gun legislation passed this year in state legislatures finds the back-to-back shooting tragedies in Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., were not the legislative turning point gun-control supporters had hoped they would be. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,930 words, photos. Moved in advance.


— GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES-BUMP STOCKS: Even President Donald Trump promised to ban bump stock devices after last year’s massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The federal government has failed to do since then, and action by the states has been only sporadic. The devices allow AR-style weapons to mimic fully automatic fire and were little known before being employed by the Las Vegas gunman. By Lisa Marie Pane. SENT: 440 words, photo. Moved in advance.


PHOENIX — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey largely emphasized border security and his Democratic rival David Garcia focused mostly on public education Tuesday in the second of two debates in the run up to November’s election. The evening debate in Tucson was broadcast and streamed online live by Arizona Public Media featured three journalists asking questions. By Anita Snow. SENT: 580 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men. “If you’re a woman in law enforcement, I don’t care where you’re at, you’re a minority,” Provost told The Associated Press in an interview. By Colleen Long. SENT: 780 words, photos.


— LIGHT RAIL: The Phoenix City Council will mull the future of a much debated extension of the area’s light rail system into a low-income minority community.

— PIPELINE SAFETY REVIEW: An Arizona Corporation Commission member is calling for the state’s natural gas operators to review the safety of their pipelines.

— MARIJUANA BUST: Authorities say they have seized 191 pounds of marijuana from the back seat and trunk of a vehicle after they stopped the car for running a stop sign and the two occupants fled into the Arizona desert.

— ABORTION-FRAUD: PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Phoenix woman convicted on fraud and theft charges for faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion.

— WOMAN ASSAULTED-SUSPECT ARRESTED: Police say a man who owns and operates a Scottsdale gymnasium has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman.

— NAVAJO TECH-JOB TRAINING: More than $1 million is being awarded to Navajo Technical University to build a training center to help displaced workers from the energy sector develop new skills.



PHOENIX — The Los Angeles Dodgers try to maintain their slim lead in the NL West when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke is 2-1 with a 4.29 ERA this season against the Dodgers heading into Wednesday’s series finale. Dodgers RHP Ross Stripling is 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA in three career starts against Arizona. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Four games into his NFL career, Josh Rosen is a starting quarterback and his job is a tough one. He will lead the winless Arizona Cardinals into Sunday’s game against Seattle. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words by5 p.m. MST, photos.


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