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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

July 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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LAS VEGAS — Swimming pool builders in the Las Vegas valley are on the rebound after taking a hit when the mid-2000s housing bubble crashed. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the number of pool permits issued in the area has more than doubled since 2012. UPCOMING: 400 words.



GOLETA, Calif. — Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the U.S. West that have torched hundreds of homes got some help from the weather Saturday, even as they tallied damage from new fires that erupted amid a Southern California heat wave. SENT: 980 words, video, photos.


PHOENIX — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.” Then it was the child’s turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


— AP EXPLAINS-IMMIGRATION PROTEST: Throughout U.S. history, critics of federal immigration authorities have sought reforms or abolition in response to new laws and changing federal policies some deemed discriminatory. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock casino. By Wayne Perry. SENT: 670 words, photos.


BOISE, Idaho - Democrat Paulette Jordan breaks the mold of the typical candidate in Idaho elections. She’s the first woman to win the party’s nomination for governor of a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to the top seat in almost 30 years. And if she pulls the upset against Lt. Gov. Brad Little in November, Jordan, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, will be the first Native American governor of a U.S. state. It won’t be easy. It’s tough being a Democrat in Idaho. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 970 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some members of Charlotte’s Democratic dominated City Council are suggesting they should turn down the 2200 Republican National Convention if the party chooses the North Carolina city later this month. SENT: 330 words.



LAS VEGAS — Trae Young tries to shake off his early summer league struggles and top draft picks Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III square off as the Las Vegas NBA summer league continues Saturday. Games Saturday include: Trail Blazers-Jazz, Heat-Pelicans, Thunder-Nets, Pistons-Grizzlies, Celtics-Nuggets, Spurs-Pacers, Knicks-Hawks, Suns-Kings, Bulls-Cavaliers, 76ers-Lakers. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 3 p.m. EST.


LAS VEGAS — Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his belt against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier in the UFC’s biggest show of the summer. Miocic (18-2) and Cormier (20-1) are in just the third superfight between reigning champions in UFC history. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Main event starts around 8:45 p.m. PDT.


— LAS VEGAS-DEATH SENTENCE: A jury has sentenced a 63-year-old Las Vegas man to death for the 2013 killings of his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend.


LAS VEGAS — The white 1980 Datsun sat with its rear deep in the sand, hood up, teetering on a crevice. It didn’t look like much, the shell of a B310 left baking in the Mojave Desert sun for more than two decades. By Briana Erickson, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 1,570 words.

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