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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — A federal judge who ruled earlier the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted illegally in 2015 when it denied Endangered Species Act protection for a distinct population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada has reinstated it’s threatened status until another review can be conducted to determine how close the bird is to becoming extinct. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer versions.


LAS VEGAS — Dozens of Republicans and Democrats in east Las Vegas pitched themselves Tuesday night to members of the state’s growing Asian-American and Pacific Islander community with the hope that those voters will swing tight races in the battleground state. The bipartisan meet-the-candidates event, which took place just beyond the city’s Chinatown district dotted with bus signs, billboards and businesses advertising in Chinese, Korean and other languages, is part of a growing political activism in the diverse community. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 560 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — Police are due to make public additional public records, possibly including more officer body-camera video, from the Las Vegas Strip shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on Oct 1. The release comes after Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Aug. 3 declared the case closed with no motive found for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. UPCOMING: 130 words. More on merits.


LOS ANGELES — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation “trying to act so friendly and mainstream” so they don’t think she’s stoned. By John Rogers and Krysta Fauria. SENT: 1,040 words, photos, video.


—POLICE SHOOTING-TEEN GUNMAN — Police say an 18-year-old shot and killed by police during the weekend had been freed from jail under GPS monitoring while facing a burglary charge and was banned from an apartment where he fired a gun during a domestic argument.

— NEVADA WILDFIRE: Nevada transportation officials have reopened a stretch of state highway that has been closed for nearly a week because of a wildfire that has burned rangeland and forest near the Idaho line.

— VEGAS-MEXICO FLIGHTS: Frontier Airlines plans to start offering nonstop flights from Las Vegas to the Mexican resort communities of Cancun and Cabo San Lucas.



ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden needed only a few plays of the exhibition season to get his old sideline persona back after nine seasons in the broadcast booth. The Oakland Raiders hope that intensity leads to more wins in Gruden’s second stint with the team. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 p.m. PDT.


After a rough preseason filled with bad news, college football begins with its usual marathon Labor Day weekend slate of games, highlighted by No. 6 Washington against No. 9 Auburn and No. 12 Notre Dame hosting No. 14 Michigan. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words.


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