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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

March 14, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON _ The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Update. Timing of vote uncertain.


PHOENIX _ Two years after New Mexico’s largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still granting immigration authorities access to its database and, in some cases, tipping them off when a person of interest was being released. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 990 words, photos.


_ PHOENIX SHOOTINGS: An Arizona man who police say shot and critically wounded three other men and kidnapped his girlfriend is in custody.

_ STATE BOARDS-COMPENSATION: An audit reports says some state boards and commissions haven’t heeded a recommendation to have written policies and procedures on compensating members and that compensation rates vary widely.

_ WOMEN ATTACKED-SUSPECT ARRESTED: Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder after a female neighbor was assaulted in Cottonwood.

_ CASA GRANDE MONUMENT-ADMISSION: COOLIDGE, Ariz. _ The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is getting rid of its entrance fee. National Park Service officials announced Wednesday that the admission charge was eliminated earlier this month.



LAS VEGAS _ No. 2 seed Arizona State opens the Pac-12 tournament in the quarterfinals against No. 7 UCLA. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 6 p.m.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Anaheim Ducks visit the Arizona Coyotes.


A look at some of the best performances from this week’s MLB spring training games, and how those players might impact their teams during the regular season. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. CT.


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