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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory update, NV

July 31, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



RENO, Nev. — A heavy blanket of smoke from large wildfires burning in California and northern Nevada has created some of the worst air pollution levels ever recorded in the Reno-Sparks area. The air quality is considered unhealthy for all populations, according to the Washoe County Health District. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 300 words with photos by noon PDT.


LAS VEGAS — The top FBI agent in Nevada says it will take another few months to finish a public report about the shooting last year that killed 58 people and injured hundreds at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip. Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse had said he hoped to have a report by the Oct. 1 anniversary. UPCOMING: 325 words, photo by noon PDT.


LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday are expected to release gambling revenue figures for the month of June. Gambling win reported by casinos across the state during the same month last year totaled $895 million. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


LAKEPORT, Calif. — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes Tuesday in Northern California — yet another front in the battle against the flames that have ravaged some of the state’s most scenic areas. By Marcio Jose Sanchez and Sudhin Thanwala. SENT: 740 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.


WASHINGTON —A top Democrat called Tuesday for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that saw lawmakers of both parties criticize the Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from their detained parents and its botched efforts to reunite many of them. By Alan Fram. SENT: 750 words, photos.


— COMMERCIAL CANOE OVERTURNED: A Nevada man died when a commercial canoe with 10 people on board overturned in a glacier river in southeast Alaska.

— BURNING MAN-PROPOSED EXPANSION: Federal officials say there are only a few days left for people to submit comments on the proposed changes to the Burning Man counterculture festival.

— AIRPORT GRANTS: Five small Nevada airports are getting nearly $5 million in federal help to refurbish taxiways and make other improvements.


RENO, Texas — Texas has two Renos, and that’s no longer funny. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports misdelivered mail is stacking up. Callers are dialing the wrong number. Worst of all, fire or medical emergency calls are going to the wrong Reno 911. So after 140 years, leaders in the Parker County town of Reno might change its name, maybe to Reno Springs. By Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram. SEND: 590 words.


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