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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEVADA-EXECUTION

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out. The state should “just get it done, just do it effectively and stop fighting about it,” Scott Raymond Dozier told The Associated Press. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 510 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update.

With:

— DEATH PENALTY-NITROGEN-OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma hasn’t finished creating a new execution protocol involving nitrogen gas and it’s unclear when executions will resume.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-DIRTY AIR

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke has blanketed California’s capital region for days, causing local soccer clubs to cancel practice and summer camps to keep kids inside — even though the biggest wildfires are more than 150 miles away. Public health and air quality experts say the smoke drifting over Sacramento and other cities is lasting for a longer stretch than normal as some of the biggest wildfires in state history rage. By Katherine Ronayne .SENT: 740 words, photos and video.

IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGES

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 660 words, photos.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES: The Trump administration must submit a court-ordered plan to reunify hundreds of deported parents with their children. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Court filing is due by 6 p.m. EDT.

ALSO:

— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas police say a police sergeant shot and fatally wounded a knife-wielding man who had been stabbing a woman.

— NEVADA WILDFIRE: A Nevada wildfire that has burned more than 200 square miles (518 sq. kilometers) along the Idaho line is now 92 percent contained.

— UTAH BASE-EXERCISES: Hill Air Force Base officials say northern Utah residents can expect increased flight activity at the base near Ogden into late August as aircraft from units based at Hill and elsewhere participate in two training exercises.

SPORTS:

BBO--OFFENSIVE TWEETS-MLB’S CHALLENGE

Major League Baseball has made an effort to grow its sport among African-Americans, and there are finally some small signs of progress. Meanwhile, ballparks from coast to coast host nights celebrating the LGBT community, another example of baseball’s attempts to promote diversity. But whatever progress baseball has made promoting inclusion, it took a backseat recently after the discovery of some inflammatory old tweets from current players. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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