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BC-NV--Nevada Weekend Digest, NV

January 5, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s weekend news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. The weekend digest consists of Associated Press stories and an AP Member Exchange. Questions are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at 702-382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org. For reruns, contact the AP Service Desk at (877) 836-9477. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from AP Newsroom. For access contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING SATURDAY:

OPIOID CRISIS-DOCTORS

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be applied. Physicians, lawyers and others expressed concerns this week to the state medical and dental boards over rules for doctors who write prescriptions for pain medications. UPCOMING: About 400 words.

UPCOMING SUNDAY:

RANCHING STANDOFF TRIAL

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial two weeks ago could end the long-running criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in April 2014. A decision Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas is sure to echo among states’ rights advocates in Western states where the federal government owns most of the land that some people want protected and others want to use for grazing, mining and oil and gas development. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: About 600 words, AP Photos.

GADGET SHOW

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence and internet connectivity in everyday products will be among the topics in discussion and on display as the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas. While major tech companies such as Apple and Google tend to stay away, the show is a chance for startups and other smaller companies to break through. By Anick Jesdanun. UPCOMING: About 600 words, with photos by 11 a.m.

AP MEMBER EXCHANGE:

FAMILY FEARS IMMIGRATION RULING

LAS VEGAS — Ericka Lopez spent much of her childhood bickering with her brothers and sister. Now, when her four kids start to argue, she reminds them that they need to stay on the same team. That’s an important message right now because the family could be splintered if the U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminates temporary protected status, or TPS, for immigrants from El Salvador, as it recently did for Nicaraguans and Haitians. If that happens, Ericka and her two eldest children could be forced to leave the country while her two youngest remain behind. By Jessie Bekker of the Las Vegas-Review Journal. SENT: 900 words, with AP Photos NVLAS603, NVLAS602, NVLAS601. Moved late Thursday for use in weekend editions of Jan. 6 and beyond.

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