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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

August 11, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LAUGHLIN FLOAT-TRASH

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of a Colorado River float trip near Laughlin say they’re stepping up trash collection for the Laughlin River Regatta event on Saturday after it was canceled last year following a record crowd of 31,000 people in 2016 who left piles of garbage in and around the river. UPCOMING: 400 words.

TARIFFS-CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that’s adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California’s wildfire and other disasters. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words.

WITH:

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: Firefighters worked furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes while crews in the north finally gained ground on deadly and destructive blazes that have burned for two weeks. By Marcio Sanchez and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 590 words, video, photos.

BOOMING WASHINGTON CITY

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington’s second-largest city is booming thanks to more jobs and an influx of young families and retirees from bigger West Coast cities. Spokane is a city of 217,000 near the Idaho border. It doesn’t have a dominant employer like Boeing or Microsoft. But it does have many smaller companies, an Air Force base and a growing number of good-paying jobs in government, higher education and medicine. City officials say many new residents are drawn to Spokane’s cheaper housing and easier commutes. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 920 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— LAS VEGAS COURTHOUSE: Las Vegas could be getting a new municipal courthouse.

— LAS VEGAS-IMPERSONATING POLICE: A man has been arrested and accused of pretending to be a police officer to pressure victims into performing sex acts in downtown Las Vegas, and the police are encouraging other possible victims to come forward

SPORTS:

FBC--OKLAHOMA-MILLIONAIRE MURRAY

NORMAN, Okla. — It takes a special kind of swagger to follow Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield at quarterback, and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray definitely has it. For starters, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick has signed for nearly $5 million to play for the Oakland A’s. He’s fully committed to football for one year, and if he can beat out Austin Kendall for the starting job, the speedster could be one of college football’s most electrifying players. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos.

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