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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

January 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC OUTSIDERS

LAS VEGAS — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. By Bill Barrow and Michelle L. Price. SENT: 920 words, photos.

ICYMI: HOTEL LOOK-ALIKE LAWSUIT

LAS VEGAS — The company building a multibillion-dollar casino-resort with a modern Asian flair on the Las Vegas Strip defended itself in court filings this week arguing it is not copying its building design from two properties across the street. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 590 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIVE AMERICANS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended family. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin and Darelene Superville. SENT: 910 words, photos.

_ SOFTENING THE SHUTDOWN: The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

_ SHUTDOWN-EXECUTIVE POWER: President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and _ relying on what he called his pen and his phone _ used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 900 words, photo.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AVIATION: The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Facing staffing problems, Miami International Airport will close one of its concourses most of the weekend. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-STATES

SEATTLE _ Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in some states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise _ to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for governors saw a flurry of proposals. By Sally Ho and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CAR-MOTORCYCLE-BICYCLE FATALITY: Las Vegas police say a man is dead following a collision involving a bicycle, a motorcycle and a car.

_ RENO NEWSPAPER-NEW EDITOR: Reno Gazette-Journal’s investigations editor has been named its top editor.

_ LATINO-MOVIE THEATERS: A Latino movie producer has opened a new theater in North Las Vegas as part of his effort to bring theaters to poor areas in the U.S. that lack basic entertainment options.

_ GARDNERVILLE HOMICIDE: Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide in the Gardnerville area about 20 miles south of Carson City.

MEMBER EXCHANGE: ACROBATIC AMPUTEE

LAS VEGAS — Most audience members at “Le Reve - The Dream” probably never notice the metal-fitting contraption at the end of AJ Montgomery’s left leg that makes him just a bit different than the Las Vegas Strip show’s other acrobatically talented cast members. And, really, that’s the point, says Montgomery, who brings to the show’s considerable athletic, aquatic and choreographic challenges a physical challenge of his own. By John Przybys, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 910 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEVAA-FRESNO STATE

FRESNO, CALIF. _ No. 10 Nevada plays Fresno State at Save Mart Center. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. PST.

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