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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

April 11, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOMELESS SHELTER-ARMED GUARDS

RENO, Nev. _ Armed security guards soon will staff the homeless shelter in downtown Reno following a recent uptick in violence at the facility that also serves Sparks and Washoe County. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

DESTINED TO BURN-HOUSING STOCK

PARADISE, Calif. _ A McClatchy analysis shows whether or not a home burns in a wildfire could be determined by the year it was built. A landmark 2008 California building code requiring fire-resistant roofs, siding and other safeguards appears to have protected some homes from the deadly Camp Fire that leveled Paradise. By Sacramento Bee reporters Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese. SENT: 3,520 words, photos.

With:

_ DESTINED TO BURN-CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE _ Column: Ignoring fire risks is part of the California dream.

_ DESTINED TO BURN-WHO’S NEXT _ California races to predict which town could be next to burn.

_ DESTINED TO BURN-TREATING THE LANDSCAPE _ California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work.

_ DESTINED TO BURN-WHY WE DID IT _ California wildfires: A wicked problem with no easy answers.

INTERNET GAMBLING

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge will hear a legal challenge from New Hampshire over a U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that the state fears will threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries. A hearing is scheduled to start Thursday morning. By Michael Casey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update from morning court hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_ FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDING: Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to join Nevada Rep. Susie Lee to call for passage of a bill to promote public education funding.

SPORTS:

HKN--PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators have the most combined playoff experience on the roster in the Western Conference. The Dallas Stars have some postseason newcomers like Miro Heiskanen making quite an impact. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

BOSTON MARATHON-THE FIXX FACTOR

BOSTON _ If next week’s Boston Marathon inspires you to run one, doctors recommend you get a checkup first. Boston race director Dave McGillivray echoes that advice: He had triple bypass surgery last fall after suffering chest pain and difficulty breathing while running. Thirty-five years ago this summer, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx’s heart attack death while jogging gave the world a wake-up call that runners aren’t immune to heart problems. By William J. Kole. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

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