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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 17, 2019 GMT

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MORRISTOWN, Ariz. _ Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. SENT: 330 words, photos, video.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ The federal government has granted the Havasupai Tribe’s application for a permanent license that will allow the tribe to retain and expand internet access on the remote reservation. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


PHOENIX _ Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are scheduled to speak to an Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry event to give an update on action in Washington D.C. By Bob Christie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO _ President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. By Daisy Nyugen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates after hearing that begins at 10 a.m. PDT.


Posting on social media Friday, Grumpy Cat’s owners wrote that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and “passed away peacefully” Tuesday “in the arms of her mommy.”

_ AIRPORT-BREASTFEEDING PODS: Mothers traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will soon have private places to breastfeed.



PHOENIX _ San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija faces Arizona right-hander Merrill Kelly when the Giants and Diamondbacks open a three-game series. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 6:40 p.m. MST.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Six weeks into his first year of Triple-A baseball, former quarterback Tim Tebow is struggling with the Syracuse Mets of the International League. By John Kekis. UPCOMING : 750 words, photos.


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