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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

October 11, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



RENO, Nev. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking at creating a housing compound at the company’s giant northern Nevada factory where it makes batteries for its electric cars. Musk says a housing shortage and needed infrastructure are the biggest limits on his plans to grow the company’s 7,000 employees to 20,000. SENT: 330 words.


— SEC-ELON MUSK: If Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to return as chairman, shareholders will have to vote on it. SENT: 130 words.


RENO, Nev. — The Washoe County Commission has approved a 10-year lease between the state and the county’s Human Services Agency to renovate nearly a dozen buildings on Nevada’s mental health campus in Sparks to provide shelter for 150 homeless women, youth and children. UPCOMING: 130 words by 9 a.m., followed by about 300 words by 11 a.m. PDT.


PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in the harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near Arizona’s boundary with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children and adults at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been found left by smugglers in the broiling desert — or in one case in a drenching thunderstorm — in remote areas of the Arizona-Mexico border since Aug. 20. By Anita Snow. SENT: 830 words, photos.


BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. SENT: 130 words, photos.


— FBI BILLBOARDS-OPIOID ABUSE: The FBI in Las Vegas is replacing billboards seeking tips about human trafficking with signs seeking information about illegal and prescription distribution of opioid painkillers.

— ELECTION 2018-GOP GOVERNOR: Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is campaigning for Nevada’s GOP candidate for governor.

— GRAND CANYON-PIPELINE ASSESSMENT: The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline environmental assessment.



PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. The Penguins are expected to be without goaltender Matt Murray, who is dealing with a concussion. Game begins at 7 p.m. EDT. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — LeBron on one side, still getting used to the unfamiliar colors of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Golden State Warriors on the other, trying to stretch their legacy out. And in the middle Las Vegas, a city that figures to play a big role in the future of the NBA for years to come. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 700 words, photos.


MILWAUKEE — Build an early lead. Get five good innings, maybe, out of the starter. Turn it over to the ’pen. The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to cruise into the NLCS on an 11-game winning streak. The Dodgers and their strong starting rotation will try to put that to an end. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 850 words, photos by 6 p.m. CTD.


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