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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

September 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-ARIZONA GOVERNOR-FACT CHECK

PHOENIX — The Republican Governors Association began airing television ads claiming that Arizona’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia wanted to “abolish ICE” even before he cinched his party’s nomination late last month. Garcia’s says, “I have never said that, it has never been our position.” By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: 380 words.

ALSO:

— FAKED DOWN SYNDROME-ARREST: Police say man fakes Down syndrome, hires women to bathe him

— TRIBAL CHAPTER EMPLOYEE-FRAUD: Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud

SPORTS:

BBN-WILD WEST

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are on top of a tight NL West race as they try to capture their first division title. They hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 4½-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s a race that figures to go down to the wire. By Pat Graham. Sent: 750 words with photos.

FBO-THE ALLIANCE

There’s a lifeline out there for the guys who couldn’t quite make it in the NFL this month. The Alliance of American Football. Call it spring football or a developmental league or whatever. To those players who were cut when NFL rosters were set — and even for those who actually get to spend a bit of time in the league this season — it’s a second chance. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 900 words.

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