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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory , NV

March 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

AP NEWSBREAK: NEVADA KILLINGS-IMMIGRANT

RENO, Nev. _ A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman in Reno last week, the 20-year-old who is living in the U.S. illegally broke into tears and repeatedly called himself an “idiot” before confessing to the murders during an interrogation hours after his arrest in Carson City on Jan. 19. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLEBRAND

LAS VEGAS _ New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand will tour an immigration clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and meet with voters at a downtown bar on Thursday. By Michelle Price. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

REDRAWING AMERICA-IMBALANCE OF POWER

Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for Democrats. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because in more states than not, Republicans continued to benefit from a built-in advantage that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a new mathematical analysis by The Associated Press. It’s one of the same analytical tests cited in a political gerrymandering case being argued next week before the U.S. Supreme Court. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,380 words, photos. video, video graphic.

With:

_ BC-US—Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Reforms, the movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum in the states. By David A. Lieb. 500 words.

_ BC-US—Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Reforms-Glance, a state-by-state rundown of the various redistricting reform efforts across the US.

_ BC-US—Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Cases, a summary of the main court cases around the country targeting gerrymandering. SENT: 1,500 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ LEE TOWN HALL: U.S. Rep. Susie Lee says she thinks the sweeping “Green New Deal” embraced by many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is a framework and “first bargaining chip to work with” to tackle climate change but there’s many parts of it that she does not necessarily agree with.

_ NEVADA LEGISLATURE-CORTEZ MASTO: U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has indicated a commitment to provide a timeline for removing secretly shipped plutonium out of Nevada.

_ HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY-FELICIA ORTIZ: A Las Vegas, Nevada, entrepreneur is scheduled to give the commencement address at her Las Vegas, New Mexico, alma mater.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA-FLORIDA-NEVADA

DES MOINES, Iowa _ No. 7 seed and Mountain West champion Nevada opens the NCAA Tournament against 10 seed Florida. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6:50 p.m. EDT.

HKN--JETS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Winnipeg Jets visit the Vegas Golden Knights.

SPORTS BETTING-NCAAA TOURNAMENT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ The first NCAA basketball tournament since sports betting expanded gets underway Thursday with casinos, racetracks and sportsbooks looking to cash in on something that for years had been limited to office pools or illegal bookies. By Wayne Parry.

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