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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

May 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LUCKY DRAGON-INVESTOR LAWSUITS

LAS VEGAS _ Developers and former managers of an Asian-themed Las Vegas casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold are now facing lawsuits _ including from Chinese investors who seek refunds and complain they haven’t gained conditional immigration admission to the United States. “Losing your money is awful; on the other hand, if you don’t get a green card, that’s double punishment,” Southern California immigration lawyer Bernie Wolfsdorf told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Bankruptcy records show The Lucky Dragon’s biggest set of investors consisted of foreigners seeking visas through the federal EB-5 immigration program, the newspaper said. SENT: 610 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-W0OING HISPANICS

DES MOINES, Iowa _ Democratic candidates who have any connection to Hispanic voters would do well to strengthen those ties. Hispanics are poised to wield unprecedented influence in the 2020 Democratic primary. They comprise almost 30% of the population in the state that votes third in presidential primaries, Nevada. And the two states with the largest Hispanic populations, California and Texas, are among the 14 “Super Tuesday” states. Any candidate winning consistent Hispanic support could have an advantage. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

KILLING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont.— Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 500 words, photos.

NORTHWEST EXTREMISTS

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 930 words, photos. Eds: This story has moved as the Sunday Spotlight.

IN BRIEF:

_ VEGAS STRIP BOLLARDS: Clark County officials say the installation of more than 3,000 more pedestrian safety posts along Las Vegas Boulevard is scheduled to begin early Tuesday.

_ FATHER SHOOTS SON: Authorities say a 13-year-old Pahrump boy was shot and wounded by his father who mistakenly thought the boy was an intruder.

_ VEGAS KILLING-VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Authorities have released the identity of a woman found fatally shot at a Las Vegas apartment complex early Friday morning.

EXCHANGE-ASIAN-MAKING VEGAS HOME

From Vietnamese churches to Thai restaurants and even on TV, signs show that Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the Las Vegas area. The U.S. Census estimates the number of Asian-Americans living in Clark County more than tripled since 2000, to more than 220,000. The Las Vegas Review-Journal finds people from the Philippines now make up more than half the county’s Asian-American population. Chinese-Americans make up a distant second with about 29,000 residents.

SPORTS:

HKN---STAR-CROSSED BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ A 49-year wait is over for St. Louis Blues fans. The team is in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. The Blues are facing the same opponent, the Boston Bruins, and Game 1 is Monday night. The unexpected success of a team that was last in the NHL is January has fans emotional. By Jim Salter. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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