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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

October 13, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES

HEALTHY NEVADA PROJECT

RENO, Nevada — Jordan Stiteler joined thousands of other Nevadans to take part in a community-wide DNA testing program known as the Healthy Nevada Project. She wanted to verify her Swedish ancestry but instead found out how important genetic testing can be in catching potentially big health problems early. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

CONGRESS-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP leaders are signaling they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and Trump is revving up rally crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a White House priority. By Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly. SENT: 780 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FIREFIGHTER RESCUES-HOIST: The Nevada Division of Forestry is testing a new helicopter hoist system for rescuing injured wildland firefighters and other people lost or injured in remote areas that are hard to reach by ground.

— RENO’S OLDEST BUILDING-DEMOLITION: The oldest building in downtown Reno is doomed for demolition after being deemed too unstable to save.

SPORTS:

FBC--BOISE STATE-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. — Boise State plays Nevada at Mackay Stadium. Game starts 7:30 p.m. PDT.

BKN--NBA PLAYER TECHNOLOGY

Wearable technology has been around the NBA for the past several seasons. It’s not permitted on game nights, and anything specific about processes the 30 teams are using falls into the category of closely guarded secrets. And when it comes to coaches deciding what play to call in the final seconds with a game on the line, it doesn’t seem to have an impact quite yet. But in this information age, NBA teams are desperate for any edge and many are committed to try and turn data into wins. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 880 words.

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