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

November 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-NEBRASKA-NEWS GUIDE

LINCOLN — Nebraska voters will decide Tuesday whether to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, a proposal that would extend coverage to thousands of low-income residents but create additional costs for lawmakers in next year’s session. They’ll also decide races for U.S. Senate and House, governor and makeup of the state Legislature. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 850 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts entered the final day of his re-election campaign Tuesday with substantial advantages over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Bob Krist. SENT: 380 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — First-term Republican Sen. Deb Fischer is up for re-election Tuesday and faces a challenge from Democratic challenger Jane Raybould, who is looking to notch the upset victory. SENT: 330 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated.

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IN BRIEF:

UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR-OMAHA — The University of Nebraska president wants the interim leader at the system’s Omaha campus to be chancellor into 2022.

MOUNTAIN LION-GORDON — Authorities have confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion inside the Nebraska Panhandle community of Gordon.

STANTON COUNTY FATALITY — A Norfolk resident is scheduled to begin trial Jan. 8 for the crash death of a 22-year-old man in northeast Nebraska.

SPORTS:

BKC--MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ST-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — With four starters returning and high hopes for the season, Nebraska opens against Mississippi Valley State. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts 7 p.m.

BKC--OMAHA-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota opens its sixth season under coach Richard Pitino, as the Gophers host the Omaha Mavericks in a nonconference game. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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