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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CORTEZ MASTO

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto talks with reporters about her priorities and business before the U.S. Senate. By Michelle Price. UPCOMING: 500 words from event starting at 10:30 a.m. PDT. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words.

ICYMI: TECH BILLIONAIRE-ARREST

LAS VEGAS — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 440 words, photos.

US IMMIGRATION-DETENTION CENTER

DILLEY, Texas — A family immigration lockup in rural south Texas has become an epicenter for immigration policies that the Trump administration has tried to tighten. Housing 1,520 mothers and their children, about 10 percent are families who were temporarily separated under a “zero tolerance policy” that has since been reversed. Federal authorities say the detention center is informal whenever possible and accommodating to families — but advocates counter that problems remain. By Will Weissert. SENT: 910 words, photos.

FRAUD SENTENCE

HONOLULU — A Las Vegas woman was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $863,000 over four years from her Hawaii employer. SENT: 220 words.

BANK-FOSSIL FUELS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A San Francisco-based bank’s decision to divest from fossil fuels has been met with threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties as a four-day-old fire carved its way along ridges and hillsides. By Ringo H.W. Chiu and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 900 words, video, photos.

EXCHANGE DOCTOR SHORTAGE

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s population continues to balloon, but since 2005 its physician-to-patient ratio has remained “pretty darn flat” despite efforts to attract more doctors to the state. By Jessie Bekker, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 670 words, photos.

SPORTS:

OLY--GANONG-TAHOE COFFEE SHOP

RENO, Nev. — An Olympic skier and a professional snowboarder have teamed up to open a coffee shop near Lake Tahoe. SENT: 180 words.

BKL--WNBA PLAYOFF CHASE

NEW YORK — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 630 words.

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