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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — A judge who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a 2011 court order has rejected a request to give the victims six more months to apply for the money. The one-year period for filing claims will end on Dec. 3. The judge had ordered the creation of a compensation fund as a remedy for Arpaio’s disobedience of an order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Forest Service’s decision to cut down over 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project, but an agency official says the cutting is allowed if forest health is at stake. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


— BIGHORN SHEEP-ARIZONA HABITATS: The Arizona Game and Fish Department restoring about 60 bighorn sheep to two historic habitats in the state.

— PURSUIT CRASH DEATH-AWARD: An appeals court has again upheld a $30 million jury award for the 2007 death of a Scottsdale man killed when his car was struck by a car driven by a bank robbery suspect chased by police and state Department of Public Safety officers.

— RAINBOW TROUT-LEES FERRY: A prized fishery below Glen Canyon Dam is getting more rainbow trout. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it will stock trout this week below the Lees Ferry boat ramp.

— KODIAK SPACEPORT-VECTOR LAUNCH: Arizona-based Vector Launch Inc. plans a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.

— WORKER DIES: A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an Arizona man who was working in a Nebraska cornfield.



PHOENIX — The San Antonio Spurs visit the Phoenix Suns.


TUCSON, Ariz. — UTEP plays Arizona at McKale Center.


OMAHA, Neb. — Northern Arizona plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena.


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