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AP-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

November 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT INITIATIVES

LAS VEGAS — State officials are working to implement voter-passed ballot initiatives to automate voter registration and create a crime victims’ bill of rights, the Las Vegas Sun reports. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m. PT.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

CHICO, Calif. — Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify the remains of 77 bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS

HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 560 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--PACIFIC-UNLV

LAS VEGAS — Pacific plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center.

BKC--MGM MAIN EVENT

LAS VEGAS — As a freshman, Arizona State’s Kimani Lawrence made three 3-pointers. Monday night, the sophomore drained three from long range — part of a 22-point performance — including the game winner with 33 seconds, to lead the Sun Devils to a 72-67 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State in the heavyweight bracket of the MGM Main Event. SENT: 350 words, photos.

T25-CAL BAPTIST-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. — Trey Porter had 14 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Brown scored 16 and No. 6 Nevada beat California Baptist 90-55 on Monday night. SENT: 670 words, photos.

BKC--T25--TOP 25 THIS WEEK

Holiday tournaments are in full swing, and that means plenty of tantalizing matchups involving teams in the AP’s Top 25. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. SENT 700 words, photos.

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