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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

June 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — An Arizona man convicted of plotting a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas is seeking a new trial, arguing prosecutors didn’t reveal at trial that an undercover FBI agent who witnessed the shooting had exchanged messages about the contest with an accused recruiter for the Islamic State terror group. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Developers of a $2 billion project that will serve as a path to get renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are asking New Mexico utility regulators to approve locations for the lines and right of way widths for the massive project. Consultants and concerned ranchers will be testifying over the next five days. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, longer version.


WASHINGTON — House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young “Dreamer” immigrants with a path to citizenship. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,000 words, photo. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m. MST, photos. Developing from morning meeting.


DENVER — A wildfire erupts in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.


— I-10 CLOSURE-WESTERN ARIZONA: Eastbound Interstate 10 was closed Wednesday morning in western Arizona about four miles from the California line because

— MEXICAN WOLF RECOVERY: The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts.

— PIMA COUNTY-JUDGE APPOINTED: Casey McGinley has been appointed as a judge to Pima County Superior Court in Tucson.



The Arizona Cardinals, with running back David Johnson a no-show on Day One, go through their second day of a three-day minicamp on first-year coach Steve Wilks. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. EDT.


PHOENIX — Arizona, going for its second consecutive three-game sweep, sends RHP Zack Greinke to the mound on Wednesday. The Pirates counter with RHP Jameson Taillo. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 12:40 p.m. MST.


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