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AP-NV--Nevada News Advisory, NV

August 7, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

NEVADA EXECUTION

LAS VEGAS — Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate’s execution. In documents filed Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court, attorneys general from the other states argue that drug company Alvogen’s effort to block the use of its drug in a stalled execution in Nevada are a part of a “guerrilla war against the death penalty.” By Ken Ritter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words, photos.

LAKE TAHOE SUMMIT

RENO, Nev. — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller hosts an annual summit Tuesday of Nevada and California politicians as they discuss how best to protect Lake Tahoe and its environment, including the use of technology to detect wildfires early. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. PDT.

ICYMI: OBIT-LAXALT

LAS VEGAS — Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. By Regina Garcia-Cano. SENT: 760 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-STRATEGY

SAN FRANCISCO — Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. They take aim at the biggest wildfires in two ways and in much of the same way the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has for decades. They’ll go at it directly with water and retardant where they can. By Paul Elias. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.

With:

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. SENT: 530 words, photos, video.

IMMIGRATION-ARIZONA

YUMA, Ariz. — A stretch of border in Arizona has become a popular crossing spot for immigrant families from Central America in recent months. The Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector has seen a more than 120 percent spike in the number of families and unaccompanied children caught at the border, surprising many in an area that had been largely quiet and calm for the past decade. By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM: The U.S. government is expected to release updated figures for asylum screenings and children’s asylum cases. The statistics could shed light on the impact of a ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions making it harder for immigrants arriving on the border to claim they’re fleeing persecution.

ALSO:

— MUSIC-LADY GAGA: Lady Gaga is heading to Las Vegas for a residency in December and offering fans two kinds of shows.

— STURGIS-MOTORCYCLE LAWSUIT: .D. — The grand marshal of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is facing another lawsuit stemming from a 2016 incident in which a motorcycle stunt went wrong.

SPORTS:

BKL--ACES-DREAM

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Dream host the Las Vegas Aces in a WNBA game at McCamish Pavilion. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

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