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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEVADA ELECTIONS-ASIAN AMERICANS

LAS VEGAS — Sen. Dean Heller, Rep. Jacky Rosen and dozens of other Republicans and Democrats running for office in Nevada this year pitch themselves to Nevada’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community on Tuesday night, a growing political bloc that candidates are increasingly courting. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 500 words from event starting at 6 p.m. PDT.

MISSING CHILD-BODY FOUD

LAS VEGAS — A 29-year-old mother of four is due in court in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a duffel bag last week in a closet in the woman’s apartment. Aisha Yvonne Thomas is expected to appear with a lawyer appointed to her defense on a murder charge. UPCOMING: 130 words. More on merits. Developing from morning court appearance.

TESTLA-ELECTRIC RIVALS

Tesla will soon see more competition in the electric vehicle niche as traditional luxury carmakers roll out models at least partly aimed at grabbing some of Tesla’s aura. In the next few days, German competitors Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the luxury arm of Volkswagen, are both showing off production-ready electric SUVs. By David McHugh. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LONG RECOVERY

SANTA ROSE, Calif. — Nearly a year after wildfire tore through Northern California wine country in the most destructive set of blazes in state history, only eight of nearly 2,700 single-family homes lost in Santa Rosa — the hardest-hit city — have been rebuilt. Many homeowners have discovered they’re underinsured, which has delayed claims settlements and construction. By Lorin Eleni Gill. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.

BRIEFS:

— FREEWAY CRASH-TWO DEAD: The Nevada Highway Patrol says two people were killed and three injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 11 in Boulder City early Tuesday morning.

— CAL NEVA LODGE-RESTORATION: Work crews are demolishing some of the old cabins at the historic Cal Neva (NEE’-vuh) Lodge at Lake Tahoe due to fire and safety concerns.

SPORTS:

FBC--HAWAII’Ss QB PIPELINE

OXFORD, Miss. — Marcus Mariota’s emergence as one of the NFL’s top young stars helped provide proof that a good quarterback can be found in the state of Hawaii. A few years later, it’s become obvious the islands have quite a few guys who can spin a football. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 800 words, file photos, video by 2 p.m. CDT.

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