PHOENIX — 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.

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TOP STORIES

OPIOID CRISIS

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set to call the Legislature into a special session to enact a law he hopes will cut opioid overdose deaths. The Republican plans to call the session Monday. He’ll be joined during an afternoon news conference by leaders of the Legislature from both parties. By Bob Christie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

TAXI RIDES-911 CALLS

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department often uses — and pays for — taxi cab rides to take people who’ve called 911 to a hospital if the responding fire crew decides the situation doesn’t warrant an ambulance. The number of taxi rides has grown — overwhelmingly so for people in poor neighborhoods — as fire officials wrestle with more calls and limited resources, the Arizona Republic reported Thursday.

ALSO:

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHINO VALLEY — Authorities say a man was fatally shot in Chino Valley after he drove a pickup truck onto a property unannounced, became stuck in a garden area and fired at least one gunshot.

— GLEN CANYON REC AREA — Authorities say the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are accessible to the public during the government shutdown.

SPORTS:

SUNS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE — Losers of four of five games and facing another contest without All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks will try to regroup when they host the Phoenix Suns. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

ISLANDERS-COYOTES

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The New York Islanders make their lone trip to the desert to face the suddenly-surging Arizona Coyotes. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 7 p.m. MST

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