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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

July 28, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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LAS VEGAS —In the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Nevada officials have hired an information security expert, boosted training and begun using voting machines and software to detect and repel any efforts to breach the state’s voting systems. UPCOMING 130 words, then longer version.


REDDING, Calif. — A deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in and around the city of Redding expanded into more rural areas Saturday where scorching heat, winds and bone-dry conditions complicated firefighting efforts. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Brian Melley. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.


REDDING, Calif. — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires. In the last year, neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa and the Southern California beach city of Ventura have been devastated. By Sudhin Thanawala and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 690 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump has called for immigrants to come to the country legally instead of trying to illegally cross the southwest border. But it’s not easy to find a legal avenue to come to the United States. Getting a visitor’s visa requires proving a certain amount of wealth that most in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras don’t have. And getting a visa to live here often requires having an American relative and waiting years, or decades, due to a complex system. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN’S RESOURCE: A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 520 words, photos.


PROVO, Utah — Even though Latino students make up the largest racial minority group in Utah, teachers and administrators are rare in the state’s schools, making up 2.5 percent of educators compared with 17 percent of the state’s student body, the Daily Herald reports. UPCOMING: About 350 words.


— NEVADA CANDIDATE-1990s ARRESTS: A newspaper reports that the Democratic nominee for Nevada attorney general was arrested four times in Texas in the 1990s while in his early 20s, a time when the candidate acknowledges he “made some bad decisions.”

— SOUTHWEST HEAT: An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remained in effect into Saturday evening for Las Vegas and other desert areas of southern Nevada.

— NEVADA WILDFIRE: Authorities in northern Nevada are asking for information from the public about how a large grass fire started.

— ROLLOVER-TWO KILLED: Nevada authorities say a man and a woman were killed in when a car went off northbound Interstate 15 and rolled about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from the Nevada-California line.



COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Broadcaster Bob Costas and writer Sheldon Ocker are honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame for their contributions to the game. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Team Candace Parker takes on Team Elena Della Donne in the WNBA All-Star Game in Minnesota, the first time the Lynx have hosted the showcase event and the first time the league’s best players have been divided by captain picks rather than conference. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT._________________

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