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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, NV

July 6, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

LAS VEGAS CASINOS-CONTRACTS

Hundreds of housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers in Las Vegas are planning to protest outside two casino-hotels over the lack of progress in the negotiations for new five-year contracts. Amid triple-digit temperatures, the workers will picket outside The D in downtown Las Vegas and the Westgate near the Las Vegas Strip. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING 400 words, AP Photo by 1pm PDT.

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WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 875 words, AP Photos. AP Video. Will be Updated.

With: WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST.

SPORTS:

MOT--PASTRANA-KNIEVEL JUMPS

Fifty years after Evel Knievel so famously wiped out trying to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, action sports wild man Travis Pastrana will try to nail the stunt Sunday night in the finale of a triple-header tribute to the late daredevil. It’s a daunting proposition even for Pastrana, who is winding down a career in which he’s done some pretty crazy things. If he sticks it, what a way to go out. By Sports Writer Bernie Wilson. SENT: 970 words, AP Photos.

BBO--ALL-STAR PICKS

NEW YORK — Now that fan voting is finished, it’s a good time to take a hard look at All-Star Game selections. Which players are worthy of participating July 17 in Washington, and who gets left out? By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 1200 words, AP Photos.

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Summer play is a grind for the Miami Heat. They like it that way. Miami is one of eight teams doubling up on summer leagues this year, and when the biggest one in NBA history opens on Friday in Las Vegas — all 30 franchises are sending a club to the primary summer league for the first time — the Heat think that getting three games under their belt already will be a big help. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1050 words, AP Photos.

BKL--SKY-ACES

LAS VEGAS — Kayla McBride scored 28 points and the Las Vegas Aces pulled ahead of the Chicago Sky in the WNBA standings with an 84-80 win on Thursday night. SENT: 165 words.

MMA--UFC 226-FIGHTER HEALTH

LAS VEGAS — Max Griffin isn’t proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. “To me, we’re fighters,” said Griffin, a UFC welterweight. “We always have a concussion, you know?” By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 995 WORDS, AP Photos.

MMA--LIDDELL-ORTIZ REMATCH

LAS VEGAS — Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz say they are coming out of retirement for a third fight in their mixed martial arts rivalry. SENT: 130 words.

BBO--ALL-STAR PICKS

NEW YORK — With fan voting finishing up, it’s a good time to take a hard look at All-Star Game selections. Which players are worthy of participating July 17 in Washington, and who gets left out? Online voting for the starters at each position ended at midnight, and the teams will be revealed Sunday night. Disregarding fan and player balloting, here are our picks. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, by 4 a.m. ET

IN BRIEF:

— TAHOE TRASH — Almost 500 people turned out for a July 5 clean-up campaign at five Lake Tahoe beaches in what organizers have made an annual post-Independence Day event.

— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HEAT — Forecasters say a Southern California heat wave will be one for the record books.

— TROOPER-BABY DELIVERY — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper with a history of heroism is drawing new praise for helping a mother give birth to a daughter baby in the passenger seat of a pickup truck just outside a Las Vegas hospital.

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