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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

September 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ARIZONA PRIMARY-VOTING PROBLEMS

PHOENIX — Judge James Teilborg also will hear arguments Wednesday over whether to order Secretary of State Michele Reagan to inform all affected voters that their registration may be out of date. The requests were made in a lawsuit that alleges Reagan is failing to update registration addresses when people change their addresses on their driver’s licenses. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1:30 p.m.

SOLAR CREDITS

TUCSON — New customers of Tucson Electric Power and a sister utility that serves Santa Cruz and Mohave counties will pay more in monthly meter fees and get lower tax credits for excess solar energy they produce. The Arizona Corporation Commission made the decision Tuesday, upsetting solar-industry advocates who said it could lead the industry to collapse. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

ALSO:

— CHILD SEX CRIME-ARRESTS: Authorities say a multi-agency operation to crack down on child sex crimes has resulted in the arrest of 24 men in the Phoenix metro area.

— TUCSON SCHOOLS-DESEGREGATION —A federal court has found that the Tucson Unified School District has mostly fulfilled a 2013 consent decree to resolve a decades-long battle to end racial disparity.

— WINSLOW POLICE SHOOTING —Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a Navajo woman’s death.

— PHOENIX-PEDESTRIAN KILLED —Police have released the name of a man who was struck and killed by a car as he crossed a Phoenix street. They say 61-year-old James White was in the marked crosswalk when he was fatally struck Monday night.

— KENNEDY COUSIN: Eleven states, including Arizona, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut’s appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder case and reinstate his conviction.

SPORTS:

BBN-DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Arizona Diamondbacks send lefty Patrick Corbin to the mound Wednesday night against the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies. He’s 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA against the division this season. The Rockies will throw righty Jon Gray (11-7, 4.69), who is 4-0 with a 3.17 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. ET.

FBC-ARIZONA-SLOW START

UNDATED — Arizona was supposed to make a seamless transition to new coach Kevin Sumlin, possibly contend for a Pac-12 South title. Through two games, the Wildcats have done little but struggle under their first-year coach. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

FBN-CARDINALS OFFENSE

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The new Arizona Cardinals offense didn’t show much in their season-opening loss to Washington. Now it has to find itself against the Los Angeles Rams and one of the best defenses in the NFL. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m., ET. AP Photos.

TV GAMBLING BOOM

LOS ANGELES — As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1′s “Lock It In” began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on pointspreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. PDT.

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