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AP-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

DECRIMINALIZING DRUGS-NEVADA

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A state panel on the justice system is making a case to reduce criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of illegal narcotics. The Nevada Commission on the Administration of Justice intends to propose that state lawmakers change felony offenses to misdemeanors next year for possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. UPCOMING: bout 450 words.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-BACK TO SCHOOL

YUBA CITY, Calif. — With hugs, teachers and a touch of anxiety, thousands of children are returning to school and some semblance of routine in Northern California, three weeks after the deadly wildfire destroyed their homes and classrooms. Schools in Butte County have been closed since Nov. 8. By Jonathan Cooper. SENT: 790 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— TAHOE HIIGHWAY CLOSURE: Nevada transportation officials plan to close a stretch of major state highway at Lake Tahoe for construction work during the evening and overnight hours three nights next week.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-UNDEFEATED NEVADA

LOS ANGELES — Nevada’s bus pulled into Loyola of Chicago’s arena and the Wolf Pack made their way to the locker room. Behind closed doors one of college basketball’s most derisive chants rang in their ears: “Over-rated!” No. 6 Nevada has matched its 8-0 start from last season, winning by an average of 20 points. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m. EST.

HKN--CAPITALS-KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals are back in Vegas for the first time since beating the Knights for the Stanley Cup title last year. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.

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