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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

February 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-CORY BOOKER

LAS VEGAS _ New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is a regular to Nevada, where his mother lives, but he’s returning to the early nominating state Sunday for the first time as presidential candidate with plans to host a conversation with voters in North Las Vegas. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos developing from Noon PST event. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2020-SHERROD BROWN

LAS VEGAS _ Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what’s considered Nevada’s most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be “the most pro-union candidate.” By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 575 words, AP Photo.

NATIONAL NEW DEAL MUSEUM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ An effort is underway in New Mexico to build support for establishing a national museum dedicated to the New Deal, the Great Depression-era series of work programs and art initiatives aimed at pulling America from destitution more than 80 years ago. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 675 words.

ENTERTAINMENT:

OSCARS

NEW YORK _ The script for the 91st Academy Awards has been constantly rewritten, but Sunday night it will finally be time to hand out Oscars for the best of filmmaking in 2018. “Roma” and “The Favourite” are the leading nominees with 10 apiece, while “Black Panther” and Spike Lee have the potential to make history. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated following red carpet arrivals, around 5 p.m. MST and throughout the show.

With OSCARS-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ ELECTRIC UTILITY-SHERIFF PROBE _ A Nevada sheriff is investigating whether customers of a rural electric utility are paying higher bills because the company paid hush money to a woman who alleged its former chief executive sexually harassed her.

_ FUGITIVE ARRESTED-UTAH _ Authorities say a 41-year-old man sought in a criminal investigation in southern Nevada was arrested in a rural Utah county about midway between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-FRESNO STATE-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. _ After a loss in the last game, Nevada coach Eric Musselman told forward Tre’Shawn Thurman he would not start the next game. It’s something he also did after the Wolf Pack’s first loss of the season back in January, and they bounced back with wins both times. By Emerson Marcus. SENT: 700 words, AP Photos

BKC--SAN DIEGO ST-UNLV

LAS VEGAS _ Jalen McDaniels had 16 points, Matt Mitchell added 15 and San Diego State narrowly defeated UNLV 60-59 on Saturday night. SENT: 215 words.

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