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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MARSHALL-RETIREMENT PLANS

LAS VEGAS _ Nevada Lt. Gov.-elect Kate Marshall is working on a plan that aims to help more workers find a way to save for retirement. Marshall, a Democrat, is pushing for Nevada to enact a state-supported retirement program, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week. SENT: 250 words.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on “for a very long time” and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 720 words, photos.

With SHUTDOWN GLANCE _ What happens in a partial government shutdown.

YE--IMMIGRATION

NEW YORK — Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a president who says he’s making good on promises to protect the nation’s borders. In a breathless 2018, they were just a handful of headlines on immigration, one of the year’s most dominant issues. By Matt Sedensky and Julie Watson. SENT: 2,080 words, photos.

ALSO:

_ NEVADA BROTHEL ASSOCIATION: Dennis Hof associates form Nevada Brothel Association PAC

SPORTS:

ISLANDERS-GOLDERN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ William Karlsson and Paul Stastny scored 1:03 apart in the third period, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 424th career victory as the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders. Nate Schmidt had a goal and two assists and Brandon Pirri also scored as Vegas came back from two goals down in the second period. Fleury, who made 19 saves, got his league-leading 20th win of the season. By W.G. Ramirez. SENT: 800 WORDS.

YE--PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch to put Boston in command of the AL Championship Series. LeBron James victimizing Jimmy Butler to win a game for Cleveland. Tua Tagovailoa’s perfect spiral in overtime to give Alabama the national championship. Arike Ogunbowale coming up big in the Final Four _ twice! _ to lead Notre Dame to the NCAA women’s basketball title. All those spectacular moments, and many more, are candidates for the AP’s plays of the year 2018. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

FBC--SKIPPING BOWLS-BONUSES

At least 20 college players are planning to skip bowl games this season and focus on preparations for the NFL draft. It is a growing trend in college football. The importance of non-playoff postseason changes from player to player and team to team. For many coaches, winning a bowl game has a specific value. Six coaches who have players sitting out their bowls this year also have nearly $400,000 in total bonuses at stake in those games. By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 570 words, photos.

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