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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

January 30, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ A state panel is calling on Arizona lawmakers and agencies to implement policy changes to better prevent and report sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities. The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council’s recommendations come a month after an incapacitated woman gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility. By Terry Tang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


PHOENIX _ Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday at the trial of a man charged with killing an Arizona police officer nine years ago during a traffic stop and then leading officers on a 50-mile chase. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, longer version.


WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. House and Senate lawmakers say they could easily reach a deal, but whether Trump will sign it is another matter altogether. By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram. SENT: 950 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


DENVER _ Hundreds of outdoor retailers are back in Denver for their annual winter trade show, and some of the biggest players say they plan to forge ahead with their newfound political activism. An industry that once shied away from politics is now openly advocating on public lands, climate change and other issues. But measuring their influence is tricky. By Dan Elliot. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


_ MOHAVE VALLEY DEATH: Authorities in northwestern Arizona say they are investigating the death of a woman in Mohave Valley.

_ DRUG TRAFFICKING INDICTMENTS: A state grand jury has indicted 19 people for allegedly operating a drug trafficking organization in southern Arizona.

_ GOODYEAR-DEVELOPER PLANS: A San Diego developer plans to build a massive mixed-use property in Goodyear.



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Gary Woodland won the 2018 Phoenix Open for his first victory in five years. He returns to the desert this weekend, hoping to defend his title at the Greatest Show on Turf. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. EST.


After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear. Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for their own version of prodigy Sean McVay, the creative play caller and quarterback whisperer who took the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl in his second season at the helm. By Dave Campbell and Josh Dubow. SENT: 1,790 words, photos.


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