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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

XGR-NEVADA LEGISLATURE

CARSON CITY, Nev. _ It’s no holiday for Nevada lawmakers who begin the final full week of their session still needing to pass a state budget and wrestling with several major bills, including those to reform education funding and criminal justice and to give state workers the right to bargain collectively. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ABORTION-BLUE STATE DIVIDE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Abortion opponents in Republican-led legislatures have had a highly successful year, passing measurers that would ban or significantly limit abortions beginning early in a woman’s pregnancy. So what about the states controlled by Democrats? The answer is mixed and reflects how the abortion debate has not played out neatly in the Democratic Party, much to the disappointment of abortion-rights supporters. While some Democratic states are moving forward with abortion protections, similar bills have stalled in other states. Like their Republican counterparts, some Democratic lawmakers cite religious objections to explain their votes against codifying access to abortion. By Jennifer McDermott and David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAN RUNS OVER ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND: A Las Vegas man is accused of attempted murder for allegedly driving over his estranged girlfriend after she attended the Electric Daisy Carnival against his wishes.

SPORTS:

HKN--STANLEY CUP

BOSTON _ The Bruins host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals following an 11-day layoff after sweeping the Carolina Hurricanes in the East finals. They face Blues, who are back in the Cup Finals for the first time since 1970. St. Louis is six days removed from beating San Jose to win the West. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 750 words. Face-off at 8 p.m. EDT, photos.

_ With sidebars.

BKN--ON BASKETBALL-NBA FINALS

There’s so much more than a trophy at stake in these NBA Finals. The final games of this NBA season may play a huge role in determining how things in the league look next season as well. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos

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