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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

April 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2019-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will ty to beat back half a dozen challengers in a primary election Tuesday, hoping to cement, a 24-year reign in the Las Vegas mayor’s office that she has shared with her husband, Oscar Goodman. The 80-year-old Carolyn Goodman was easily re-elected in 2015 and is expected to similarly sail to another four-year term. Goodman brings her incumbency and familiar last name to a match up against six lesser-known political newcomers in the nonpartisan election. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 390 words.

NEVADA-GUN HEARING

CARSON CITY, Nev. _ Pro-gun rights groups prepared Monday for another round of contentious debate as Nevada lawmakers are set to hear a gun bill that seeks to ban bump stocks and allow local governments to pass their own gun laws. The groups said they are concerned Democrats will expedite passage of the measure like they did with a gun background check bill earlier this legislative session. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 470 words.

GAME OF FOUNTAINS

LAS VEGAS _ Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon “Game of Thrones” were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the recognizable theme song before one of the colossal beasts lit up the lake along the Las Vegas Strip in a blaze of pyrotechnics. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 700 words, AP Photos.

ELECTION 2020-BIDEN

WASHINGTON _ Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign. The episode, recounted by Democrat Lucy Flores , highlighted an aspect of Biden’s persona that has been publicly known for years: the affectionate whispers, hugs and shoulder squeezes he has long doled out to women, often on camera and at high-profile public events. In a moment of national reckoning over sexual harassment and the treatment of women by powerful men, some Democrats said Biden’s actions have taken on a new light. By Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,200 words, AP Photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WYNN RESORTS

BOSTON _ Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against its founder to remain hidden for decades, women’s rights advocates and business experts say. And while the company is making progress more than a year after casino mogul Steve Wynn became the first prominent CEO to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era, experts say the company could do more to create a new workplace environment. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 945 words, AP Photos.

STELLAR AWARDS

LAS VEGAS _ Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home eight trophies during a ceremony that included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Thanks to his album “Make Room,” Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday night and his song “Not Lucky” was named song of the year. He also took home honors for best contemporary male vocalist, contemporary CD and producer of the year. SENT: 200 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_WE WILL ROCK YOU-TOUR _ A musical inspired by Queen’s music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

SPORTS

HKN--Oilers-Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS _ The Edmonton Oilers visit the Vegas Golden Knights. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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