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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 24, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX —Arizona House lawmakers worked into the early morning Friday to pass several bills that are part of the $11.8 billion state budget package before calling it a night while the Senate took the night off because it lacked the votes to enact budget legislation. By Bob Christie and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos.


PHOENIX — The Arizona House has unanimously approved emergency legislation giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for tuition at a private New Mexico Christian school. SENT: 130 words. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 710 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Starz drama “Vida” returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 630 words, photos.


_ FLORENCE-MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION: The son of a Florence police officer has been convicted of manslaughter in the 2013 death of a friend during a homecoming party.

_ FATAL RESTAURANT SHOOTING-ARREST: Police in Phoenix say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a man outside a fast-food restaurant earlier this month.



SAN FRANCISCO_ The San Francisco Giants open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. PDT.


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