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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

August 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PEORIA, Ariz. — Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a church in Peoria to remember an Arizona state trooper who was killed less than two months on the job. Trooper Tyler Edenhofer died July 25 during a roadside struggle with a suspect accused of throwing objects at cars. By Terry Tang. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Updates developing from 10 a.m. MST service. Pool photos to be provided by The Arizona Republic.


PHOENIX — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state’s border with Mexico and leave large bottles of water on remote trails for Central American migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local activist groups such as No More Deaths comes just a week after the U.S. Border Patrol detained a group of 95 Central Americans, including at least one infant, in the same general area near the border. By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: 550 words.


PHOENIX — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 450 words.


— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATED FAMILIES: A federal judge holds a conference call with representatives of the Trump administration and American Civil Liberties Union on how to reunite still-separated families who were split apart at the U.S.-Mexico border, including hundreds of children whose parents were deported. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 1 p.m. PDT conference call.


DENVER — A year after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promised to reconsider its decision not to reimburse hundreds of millions of dollars in damage claims from a mine spill that the agency caused, nobody has been paid. The EPA said this week it’s still reviewing the claims, but there’s no word on when they’ll finish. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


— EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS: Employment levels in Arizona are projected to increase by more than 540,000 jobs by the year 2026. That’s according to a report by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.

— GRAND CANYON WEST AIRPORT: The northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk is getting nearly $2 million in federal grants to fix up its airport.

— SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY-APPEALS: An Arizona court ruling says the state must waive interest owed by unemployment benefits recipients who were overpaid but whose appeals were among hundreds of cases that were long buried.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — For any wide receiver not named Larry Fitzgerald, there’s a spirited competition to make the Arizona Cardinals’ roster. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.


PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks, knocked out of a tie for the NL West lead in the series opener, send lefty Patrick Corbin to the mound and San Francisco counters with right-hander Chris Stratton, just recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in the second game of the four-game set. By Jose Romero. 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m.


DENVER — Third baseman Pablo Sandoval made his debut on the mound this season. So have infielders Jose Reyes and Anthony Rizzo. The use of position players has become an increasing trend in baseball this season, especially in blowouts to save wear and tear on the bullpen. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.


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