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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 29, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Investigators say former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s top aide violated policies requiring him to be truthful in his job when claiming in court that he didn’t know about a judge’s order that his boss disobeyed until two years after it was issued. Arpaio’s defiance of the 2011 order to stop his immigration patrols led to his criminal contempt of court conviction. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.


PHOENIX _ A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to consider an agreement reached in November between the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Motel 6 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of guests whose information was provided by motel employees to federal immigration officials. The agreement calls for Motel 6 to compensate targeted guests and order its locations nationwide to prevent the practice. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from hearing starting 2 p.m. MST.


ALBQUERQUE, N.M. _ Beliefs that Hispanics and Asians living in the U.S. won’t assimilate or refuse to speak English are based on stereotypes that scholars say are linked to notions of white supremacy. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 690 words, photos.


_ ELECTION 2020-JEFF FLAKE: Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says he hopes a Republican will challenge President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, but it won’t be him.

_ GIRL KILLED-PLEA: A March 4 evidentiary hearing has been set for a man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl.

_ SEXUAL EXPLOITATION SENTENCE: Authorities say a Phoenix man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.



SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs seek a third straight win in a visit from Phoenix. The Suns are wrapping up a nine-game stretch that included seven road games. They lost the first eight. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.


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