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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

August 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Arizona is a political rarity this year: one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat. By Thomas Beaumont and Melissa Daniels. SENT: 930 words, photo. Note: The latest in a weekly series designed to highlight policies, personalities and races arising from politics around the country.


PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court will issue a ruling Thursday on a water rights case involving a planned 7,000-home development near one of the Southwest’s only free-flowing rivers. The court will rule in a case involving concerns that Pueblo Del Sol Water Co.’s planned groundwater use will affect the San Pedro River. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then 400 words.


The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 660 words, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES: The Trump administration must submit a court-ordered plan to reunify hundreds of deported parents with their children. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Court filing is due by 6 p.m. EDT.


— BORDER PATROL CHIEF: The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history.

— LIGHTNING-TEENS INJURED: Authorities say two teens were seriously injured when struck by lightning while playing in an El Mirage park Wednesday night as thunderstorms pummeled metro Phoenix with rain and strong winds.

— GIRL KILLED-TRIAL: — A prosecutor is asking a judge to set a trial date for a man charged with killing a Bullhead City girl in 2014.

— TUCSON ATTORNEY ARRESTED: The FBI has arrested a Tucson attorney and his assistant on federal obstruction of justice related charges.

— PEORIA POLICE CHIEF: Peoria has a new police chief.

— MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE: A Kayenta man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction for being impaired while driving during a 2017 rollover crash that killed his passenger.

— BORDER DRUGS: The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds of marijuana from the trunk of a car.

— AIR QUALITY-METRO PHOENIX: Environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix.



CINCINNATI — The Diamondbacks and the Reds open a weekend series, with Clay Buchholz (5-1) facing Anthony DeSclafani (5-3). Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Greg Little hasn’t caught a pass in the NFL since 2014 but he has a fighting chance to make the roster of the Arizona Cardinals. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. MST.


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