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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

August 24, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

TAX OVERHAUL-HIGH TAX STATES

The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. By Marcy Gordon and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

BLOCKED RAILROAD CROSSING — Residents of a lakeside community in eastern Nebraska say they’re frustrated and worried by stopped freight trains that can block access to their homes for hours. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

DEADLY CRASH-POST FOOTBALL VICTORY — A Nebraska woman has been arrested in a head-on crash that killed the mother, sister and uncle of two Kansas high school football players as the family returned home from watching the boys’ team win a state football championship.

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR — The Nebraska State Fair is opening in Grand Island for an 11-day run that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.

COAL EXPORT-WASHINGTON — Six states have lined up in support of Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to block a proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

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