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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

December 22, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UNLV-RESEARCH DESIGNATION

LAS VEGAS _ The University of Nevada Las Vegas has joined the list of top research schools in the country. The university is among the 120 institutions that received the “very high research activity” designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. SENT: 280 words.

SHUTDOWN-SOUTHWEST PARKS

PHOENIX — The federal government’s shutdown presents visitors with a mixed bag at national parks and monuments in the US Southwest, home to some of the parks system’s crown jewels. Hikers who already have backcountry permits can still hike down into the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. But visitors arriving at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southern New Mexico can check out only the surface, not the underground cavern that is the park’s main attraction. While roads, hiking trails and boating ramps are open and available for use at numerous parks and monuments in the region, visitor centers and other staffed facilities at many are closed because of the shutdown. By Paul Davenport. SENT: 530 words.

With:

_ TRUMP-BORDER WALL: The partial federal shutdown was expected to drag into Christmas as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders remained stuck in a standoff over his border wall with Mexico with no breakthrough Saturday. By Lisa Mascaro, Darlene Superville and Kevin Freking. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

_ SHUTDOWN IMPACT: The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks “will remain as accessible as possible,” although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 920 words, photos.

_ BC-US SHUTDOWN GLANCE.

SAVING GOLDWATER’S PHOTOS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ In Alison Goldwater Ross’ earliest memories of her grandfather Barry Goldwater, there’s always a 35mm camera hanging from his neck. The senator photographed more than 15,000 images of Arizona’s landscapes and Native Americans over his lifetime. Twenty years after Goldwater’s death, Ross wants to preserve the Republican icon’s photographs, with some newly digitized images showcased this month in Arizona Highways magazine and next month at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. By Anita Snow. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: Police in metro Las Vegas say four people are expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered during a shooting early Saturday morning.

_ AZLHEIMER’S BILL: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Maine’s Republican senator that promises to improve Alzheimer’s disease prevention, treatment and care.

SPORTS:

HKN--CANADIENS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Montreal Canadiens visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo. Game starts at 1 p.m. PST.

BKC--AKRON-NEVAD

RENO, Nev. _ Akron plays Nevada at Lawlor Events Center.

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