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AP-NE--Nebraska News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NE

August 21, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

UPCOMING TODAY:

MEDICAID EXPANSION-LAWSUIT — A Lancaster County district judge promises a quick decision in a case that could determine whether Nebraskans will get to vote on a Medicaid expansion proposal. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

BANK HEIST SENTENCE — A man has been imprisoned for robbing a bank in downtown Fremont.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain.

SENATE AD-RAYBOULD — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould has released a new statewide television ad highlighting her work in her family’s grocery store chain.

SPILL PROTECTION VIOLATIONS — An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

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