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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

January 30, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



RENO, Nev. _ Nevada and South Carolina are jostling for a home-field advantage of sorts in a federal court battle that could result in a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium being stored 70 miles from Las Vegas. A U.S. district judge in Reno is considering Nevada’s request to block any of the radioactive shipments from a federal facility in South Carolina to Nevada’s nuclear security site. But South Carolina wants the case moved to their state where a federal judge issued an order earlier that the plutonium be removed from the Savannah River site by Jan. 1, 2020. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 600 words by 2 p.m. PST, photos.


DENVER _ Hundreds of outdoor retailers are back in Denver for their annual winter trade show, and some of the biggest players say they plan to forge ahead with their newfound political activism. An industry that once shied away from politics is now openly advocating on public lands, climate change and other issues. But measuring their influence is tricky. By Dan Elliot. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be back in a federal courtroom a day after declaring bankruptcy, as it tries to convince a judge not to order dramatic steps to try to prevent its equipment from causing more wildfires. SENT: 620 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for noon EST.


PORTLAND, Ore. — The two Oregon ranchers whose conviction for intentionally setting fires on public land sparked a weeks-long standoff with anti-federal government protesters at a remote wildlife refuge have had their grazing rights restored. SENT: 410 words.


_ SPARKS AMPHITHEATER-NUGGET CASINO: The company that owns the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks says a new 8,500-seat amphitheater it’s building across the street from the hotel-casino will be open in time to host a concert by country singer Toby Keith in June.

_ ELECTION 2020-SHERROD BROWN: Sen. Sherrod Brown is ready to kick off his multi-state tour of states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary.



After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear. Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for their own version of prodigy Sean McVay, the creative play caller and quarterback whisperer who took the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl in his second season at the helm. By Dave Campbell and Josh Dubow. SENT: 1,790 words, photos.


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