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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-SURVIVORS

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas massacre claimed 58 lives, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But hundreds more were shot, many of them surviving after a mad dash through a sea of chaos, flying bullets and bodies. Others had to be carried out and would be dead themselves had it not been for everyday heroes who risked their own lives to save someone else’s. As the one-year mark of the senseless slaughter approaches, they’re working to make sense of their new lives as survivors, the newfound fear of being in crowds and the fact that their lives may never be the same. By Regina Garcia Cano and Amy Taxin. SENT: 2,730 words, photos, video.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LIVING WITH FEAR

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Mount Rainier in Washington, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. It’s a battle she sometimes wins and sometimes loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Gilman has had to get used to feeling fear: She has nightmares about family members getting shot, she can only sit in spots in restaurants where she can see the exits, and she has to mentally prepare herself for movies that might include rapid gunfire. And then there are crowds, the toughest new obstacle Gilman must brave since she survived the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas. By Amanda Lee Myers and Sally Ho. SENT: 1,150 words, photos, video.

GOVERNMENT WORKERS-PAID TIME OFF

LAS VEGAS — Taxpayers in Nevada’s two largest counties owe nearly $610 million to public employees who haven’t used their paid sick and vacation time, according to financial reports. SENT: 450 words.

RANCHING STANDOFF-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS — An Arizona man is due for sentencing after pleading guilty to federal charges before others stood trial in a 2014 standoff involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and U.S. land management agents. Blaine Cooper’s plea deal in August 2016 called for a sentence of up to six years in federal prison for conspiracy and assault on a federal officer. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 9 a.m. PDT court session.

HIUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge expected to decide by Thursday if Wyoming and Idaho can proceed with the first hunt of grizzly bears in the Lower 48 in almost three decades. Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Mont. has twice delayed hunts scheduled to begin Sept. 1 while he considers if the government was right to lift protections last year for about 700 bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. By Matthew Brown. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

IN BRIEF:

— UNR MEDICAL SCHOOL-RESEARCH GRANT: The University of Nevada Medical School in Reno has received a $2 million grant to help develop new approaches to guard against dangers related to premature labor.

SPORTS:

HKN--WEST PREVIEW

The Vegas Golden Knights tried to improve their chances of repeating as Western Conference champions, signing free agent center Paul Stastny and acquiring forward Max Pacioretty. Vegas will have a lot of obstacles in its pursuit of the Stanley Cup. Nashville, Winnipeg and San Jose are just a few of the teams to beat in the loaded conference. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

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