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PHOENIX (AP) — Good afternoon. 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

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial sharpshooters are returning to the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge for a second attempt to exterminate feral hogs at the refuge along the Colorado River. However, the facility’s manager told the Today’s News-Herald that it may take years before the swine are eradicated completely. UPCOMING: 130 words, then expanded version.


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 1,130 words, AP Photos.


— CASA GRANDE AIRPORT-SKYDIVING: The Federal Aviation Administration has told Casa Grande that it must allow skydiving at the city’s airport.

— PHOENIX FIREFIGHTER INJURED: Authorities say a firefighter has been injured while battling a blaze at a north Phoenix commercial building.



PHOENIX — The Indiana Pacers, coming off a homecourt win over Cleveland, face the young Phoenix Suns, who beat Oklahoma City but were methodically handled by Houston in t heir last two games, both at home. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. MST.


EUGENE, Ore. — The No. 8 Oregon Ducks host No. 18 Arizona State in Pac-12 women’s basketball at Matthew Knight Arena. By Ron Richmond. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. MST.


CORVALLIS, Ore. — The No. 22 Oregon State Beavers host the Arizona Wildcats in Pac-12 women’s basketball at Gill Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 1 p.m. MST.


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