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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

November 24, 2018

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-NAVAJO VOTES

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow 100 tribal members to fix deficiencies in early ballots so their votes in the Nov. 6 general election can be counted. The request has the potential to delay the state’s certification of ballots, scheduled for Dec. 3. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 680 words.

GRAND CANYON-LIZARD TRACKS

LAS VEGAS — A UNLV geology professor recently identified fossilized track from a long-gone reptile on a fallen slab of rock along one of Grand Canyon National Park’s best-known trails. Steve Rowland says it’s the oldest vertebrate tracks in Grand Canyon. SENT: 270 words.

LAKE POWELL-MINING STUDY

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into Lake Powell over the decades by flash flooding will be dug up to assess metal concentrations. The lake is a key part of a water system that provides drinking water to 40 million people in the Southwest. SENT: 310 words.

IMMIGRATION-YOUTH DETENTION

HOUSTON — Records obtained by The Associated Press highlight some of the problems that plague government facilities for immigrant youth. They include a 6-year-old boy who was improperly restrained by staff after trying to climb a playground fence and run away. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

VETERANS COMBATING WILDFIRES

SALEM, Ore. — After surviving firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of a new elite crew are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back in the United States. The hotshot crew is made up of military veterans. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 550 words, photos.

GOVERNORS-NATURAL DISASTERS

Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have killed scores of people, damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes and cost tens of billions of dollars. By Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE-GUN CAMERAS: The Williams Police Department is mounting cameras on its officers’ guns.

— COURT-LAWYER ETHICS: The state Supreme Court has created a new court committee to provide advisory opinions on lawyer ethics and related issues.

— STATE REVENUE: Arizona legislative budget analysts report that the state’s revenue rose in October from a year earlier but at a slower pace than expected, making the month the first since March to have revenue growth below forecast.

SPORTS:

FBC--ARIZONA STATE-ARIZONA

TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona looks to become bowl eligible against its biggest rival, Arizona State. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 1:30 p.m.

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