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

February 28, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FARM DEBT

WICHITA, Kan. _ The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 1,000 words, photo. Eds: Note Nebraska interest.

XGR--NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE

LINCOLN _ The Associated Press is monitoring developments in the Nebraska Legislature. Story on merits.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN-TAX ISSUE _ A city attorney says Lincoln’s $190,000 educational campaign about the quarter-cent sales tax ballot issue is legal. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

SHOOTING-NORTHWEST OMAHA _ Authorities say an Omaha man suspected of killing a woman before shooting himself has died.

CHICKEN PLANT-FARMERS _ Dodge County supervisors have approved a scaled-back proposal for an eight-barn poultry operation that will produce thousands upon thousands of chickens for Costco.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEBRASKA-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ No. 9 Michigan tries to rebound from its loss to Michigan State when the Wolverines host Nebraska in their final home game of the season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 9 Michigan probably needs to beat No. 17 Maryland on Sunday to keep alive its hopes for the Big Ten regular-season title. The Wolverines won round one against the Terps two weeks ago. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NEBRASKA-OMAHA-ORAL ROBERTS _ Nebraska-Omaha plays Oral Roberts at Mabee Center.

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