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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

December 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY LEASES

BILLINGS, Mont. _ The Trump administration is advancing its plan to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. Land management plans released Thursday covering portions of seven states would open more areas to leasing and allow waivers that would allow drilling pads to encroach into habitat for greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 520 words.

ICYMI: SHORT-TERM RENTALS-VEGAS

LAS VEGAS — Officials in Las Vegas approved an ordinance change Wednesday to require homeowners to remain at their property whenever they choose to rent it out for brief periods, including through home-sharing platforms like Airbnb. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 510 words.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-LIVING ON THE EDGE

CHICAO, Calif. _ Hundreds of people displaced by a deadly Northern California wildfire are still in a shelter nearly a month later after the fire struck. For some it’s a warm place to stay with close to loved ones, but many were homeless or nearly so before escaping with their lives and little else. The future is uncertain for all the fire’s victims, but it’s uniquely challenging for those who already were living on the edge. By Jonathan Cooper. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ TESLA IMPACT-NEVADA ECONOMY: Tesla’s battery factory in northern Nevada has created more than 7,000 jobs — 40 percent more than promised — and an additional 8,200 jobs in other local businesses since it opened east of Reno in 2014.

SPORTS:

SOC--BLARING VEGAS LIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ Las Vegas Lights FC has been one of the most daring teams in sports since its debut in February. The United Soccer League team partnered with a marijuana dispensary, dropped $5,000 from a helicopter as part of a halftime promotion and embraced gambling like no American sports franchise ever before. Now it’s doing its best to put its own glossy spin on its next open tryout. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 900 words, photo.

HKN--BLACKHAWKS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Golden Knights.

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