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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

February 25, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES

RENTAL CAR TAX

PHOENIX _ The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to release a decision Monday in a challenge of a car rental tax surcharge imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a football stadium and other sports and recreational facilities. The state’s highest court said last year that it would review a lower court’s ruling that concluded the surcharge is legal. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version by 4:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_STATE PARKS-RENOVATIONS_ A change of leadership at Arizona State Parks and Trails has led to some renovation projects being placed on hold.

_TRADE DEADLINE-THE LATEST_The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired Michael Chaput in a trade that sends Jordan Weal to the Montreal Canadiens in a swap of centers.

SPORTS

BKN--SUNS-HEAT

MIAMI _ The Miami Heat haven’t won at home since Jan. 12. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won anywhere since Jan. 12. One of those two things will change when the Suns visit the Heat on Monday night. Game begins 7:40 p.m. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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