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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LAS VEGAS _ Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak holds a send-off celebration Friday in his home of Las Vegas as he prepares to head north to Carson City, where he’ll be inaugurated Monday as Nevada’s first Democratic governor in about two decades. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


LAS VEGAS _ A Nevada judge is being asked to let the Massachusetts Gaming Commission make public a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn. A decision could affect a decision on a pending license for a $2 billion casino and hotel being built near Boston. Wynn has denied allegations of misconduct and sued in November to keep the report from going public. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


NEW YORK _ The world’s biggest tech conference, which kicks off in Las Vegas next week, has been under fire for not featuring women as prominent speakers in recent years even as it lets companies to hawk their wares using scantily clad “booth babes.” As gender diversity becomes a focal point for the technology industry, will this year be any different? By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


SALT LAKE CITY _ Nonprofits, businesses and state governments are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours to try and keep iconic national parks in the Western United States open, safe and clean for visitors as the U.S. government shutdown lingers. But it is a makeshift arrangement that hasn’t prevented some parks from closing and others from becoming overrun with trash, and the money and resources will soon run out if the shutdown caused by President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border continues much longer. By Brady McCombs and John Flesher. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 800 words, photos.


_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Amid signs of Republican unease over the prolonged partial government shutdown, congressional leaders planned to meet Friday with President Donald Trump after House Democrats muscled through legislation to fund the government but not his border wall. By Matthew Daly, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin. SENT: 760 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.


BILLINGS, Mont. _ As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press that he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted that the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 970 words, photos.


_ MINING TAX-UNR EXEMPTION: Nevada’s attorney general has concluded the University of Nevada, Reno is exempt from a state tax on net proceeds at a mine owned by its School of Mines.

_ VEGAS SHERIFF SWEARING-IN: The sheriff in charge of the local investigation of the October 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds is being sworn in to a second four-year term as the elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.



ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Anaheim Ducks.


_ PIRRI-GOLDEN KNIGHTS: Brandon Pirri has become a welcome headache for the Vegas Golden Knights. Since being called up from the Chicago Wolves on Dec. 20, the 27-year-old has six goals and three assists in seven games, and he’s helped ignite the team’s hottest line. But with Max Pacioretty returning from injury soon, Vegas is facing a roster crunch. The Golden Knights must decide whether to send Pirri back to the AHL or risk losing a different player to waivers. SENT: 570 words, photos.


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