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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-EYES ON THE FIVE

WASHINGTON — All eyes are on Arizonan Jeff Flake, two other Republicans and two Democrats as the Senate barrels toward an up-or-down vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m. MST, photo.

With:

— SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH: A top Senate Republican said Thursday the confidential FBI report on charges that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago “found no hint of misconduct” by the Supreme Court nominee. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro.

TROPICAL WEATHER

Tribal officials say the structural integrity of an earthen dam holding up a runoff-swollen lake in a remote area of the southern Arizona desert remains “a major concern” and that they’re working to assemble an engineering team to inspect the dam. Elsewhere, part of a northern Arizona highway was closed Thursday due to storm damage. With BC-AZ--Tropical Weather-The Latest.

ENDANGERED FISH-COLORADO RIVER

DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 870 words, photos.

WARMING-WIND POWER

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. ramped up its wind turbines, it could temporarily warm parts of the nation more than climate change from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, a new Harvard study says. In some places, wind farms are warming nights up to 2 1/2 degrees. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.

ICYMI: IMMIGRATION TEMPORARY STATUS

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship.” By Robert Jablon and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 760 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GRAND CANYON-WATER RESTRICTIONS: A series of breaks in a Grand Canyon water pipeline has put the national park under tighter water restrictions.

SPORTS:

ARIZONA ST-BIG GUARD-U

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State made a run to the NCAA Tournament last season behind a group that became known as Guard U. The Sun Devils’ bid for a repeat trip will hinge on a new group that’s being called Big Guard U. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

FBN--CARDINALS-FITZGERALD

TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald says it’s the wins that keep him playing in the NFL. If that’s true, it must have been a pretty miserable first month to his 15th pro season. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m. EDT.

HKN--COYOTES-STARS

DALLAS — The Stars open the season in the NHL coaching debut of Jim Montgomery against the Arizona Coyotes, who started last season with 10 straight losses under first-year coach Rick Tocchet and never recovered. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CDT.

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