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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest , NV

January 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

VOTER REGISTRATION-DMV FUNDS

CARSON CITY _ A state board has approved $84,000 for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin implementing a new program that makes it easier to register to vote. Voters approved a ballot measure in November mandating the DMV offer anyone who shows up for a license or registration renewal the chance to also register to vote on site. SENT: 320 words.

STATE LEGISLATURES-WOMEN

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ After a record-setting election, women have made only modest gains among the top leadership positions in state legislatures. An Associated Press review has found that women will hold at least 34 of the 195 top spots in House and Senate chambers across the country. That’s up slightly from 30 leadership positions last year. Women’s advocates say it could take some time for female lawmakers to rise to leadership positions. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 960 words, photos, graphic.

With:

_ BC-US--State Legislatures-Women-Glance.

GOVERNMENT REOPENS-BACK TO WORK

National park rangers were once again greeting visitors at many parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal one day after a record 35-day government shutdown came to an end. While there were signs Saturday that some government machinery was grinding back to life, many workers approached the end of the shutdown with cautiousness, saying they would continue to restrict spending amid fears that another shutdown could happen in weeks. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. EST.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-GRAND CANYON: Grand Canyon National Park remained open with limited services during the partial government shutdown and the shutdown’s end has park officials gearing up to resume regular operations. SENT: 100 words.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-ECONOMIC IMPACT: The government shutdown left an especially painful toll for African-Americans who make up nearly 20 percent of the federal workforce and historically have been on the low end of the government pay scale. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management says African-Americans make up about 18 percent of the federal workforce of approximately 2.1 million employees. By Corey Williams. SENT: 990 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ RENO-FATAL SHOOTING: Authorities on Saturday offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution in the killing of a 52-year-old man shot multiple times in a vehicle in downtown Reno.

_ HIT-AND-RUN-CYCLIST KILLED: Las Vegas police say a 55-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed when struck by a hit-and-run van that had just left the scene of another crash.

_ AIR FORCE EXERCISE: A military exercise conducted over the southern Nevada desert will involve about 80 aircraft and include night launches and other activity producing increased noise heard by nearby residents.

_ TEMPLE CLOSURE: The Mormon church says its temple in St. George, Utah, will close Nov. 4 for a major renovation expected to take several years.

EXCHANGE-HOMELESS HUNT-VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ The experience that William Kight brought to volunteers counting homeless people in Las Vegas one recent night was hard-won. A year ago, he would have been one of those being tallied. Kight, 48, has been off the streets for eight months and now works at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard. “I have the pulse of the community,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal during the overnight count. “I know where they go to stay protected, and now it’s my time to give back.”

SPORTS:

BKC--UNLV-SAN DIEGO STATE

SAN DIEGO _ UNLV plays San Diego State at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl.

HKN--ALL-STAR GAME

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The NHL holds its All-Star Game, again using a three-on-three format in which the four divisions will compete in two 20-minute semifinals, with the winners advancing to the final. The hometown Sharks are represented by Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. EST.

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