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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

May 17, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

NEVADA-BILL DEADLINE

CARSON CITY, Nev. _ Nevada lawmakers are facing a Friday deadline that will dictate whether an array of bills die or continue on in the legislative process. Some bills have already cleared the legislative deadline as lawmakers push on in the home stretch of this year’s session, including a bill to rewrite portions of the state’s abortion laws. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 600 words.

YUCCA MOUNTAIN-HOME COUNTY SUPPORT

LAS VEGAS _ Elected officials in rural Nye County say they support moving forward with a long-studied but mothballed national nuclear waste repository in Nevada, unlike their counterparts in urban Las Vegas, 90 miles away. But the Las Vegas Sun finds a split among some who live close to Yucca Mountain, where about 70,000 tons of nuclear waste would be stored. Some see a potential for economic development and jobs. Others say the environmental and human health risks are too high. By Miranda Willson. Las Vegas Sun. 1000 words, AP Photo. Note: An AP Member Exchange. Moving Friday, May 17, 2019, for use weekend editions Saturday, May 18, 2019, and thereafter.

IN BRIEF:

_ELECTION 2020-YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an online video decrying the proposed nuclear-waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as an environmental risk opposed by Native American communities.

_BATHTUB DEATH-MOTHER ARRESTED: A judge in Las Vegas refused to reduce the $1 million bail set for a 44-year-old woman accused of intentionally drowning her 2-year-old daughter in a bathtub last weekend.

SPORTS

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. Damian Lillard says the Warriors did their job and protected home court. Now it’s time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts to Portland on Saturday with Golden State holding a 2-0 advantage. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos by 4 p.m. PDT.

HKN--SHARKS-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ After a dramatic comeback to steal Game 3 in overtime, the San Jose Sharks try to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the St. Louis Blues when their Western Conference final resumes. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CDT.

BKN--DRAFT COMBINE

CHICAGO _ From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BBM--TEBOW’S JOURNEY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Six weeks into his first year of Triple-A baseball, former quarterback Tim Tebow is struggling with the Syracuse Mets of the International League. By John Kekis. UPCOMING : 750 words, photos.

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