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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

September 21, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LAKE POWELL PIPELINE

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A federal agency’s decision to pass on permitting for much of the Lake Powell Pipeline has opponents cheering the move they say will bring increased scrutiny while supporters maintain the project is still on track. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it had submitted an order that it would only handle permitting for hydroelectric facilities in the 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline project. SENT: 350 words.

ELECTION 2018-EARLY VOTING

MINNEAPOLIS — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. South Dakota also opens early voting on Friday, and four more states follow in the next six days, including key states including New Jersey and Missouri. California, Montana and Arizona are among seven others that allow early voting in the subsequent two weeks. By Steve Peoples and Steve Karnowski. SENT: 1,109 words, photos.

ALSO:

— CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS: Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — The Colorado Rockies try to gain ground in the NL West, sending right-hander German Marquez to face right-hander Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBC--T25-ARIZONA STATE-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — Herm Edwards’ welcome to the Pac-12 with Arizona State comes against No. 10 Washington. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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