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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

January 17, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

SHUTDOWN-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Federal workers struggling to cope with the partial government shutdown share their stories at a Nashville labor council luncheon. By Travis Loller.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-WILDFIRES

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the flames to prepare for the next onslaught, but much of that effort has ground to a halt on U.S. land because employees are furloughed. Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren’t getting done. By Gillian Flaccus.

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JEFF FLAKE-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to speak at Vanderbilt. By Kimberlee Kruesi.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ A Tokyo court rejected Thursday another appeal by lawyers of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn to have him released on bail. The lawyers had appealed a rejection by the Tokyo District Court two days earlier of their request that Ghosn, held at a Tokyo detention center since his arrest on Nov. 19, be granted bail. By Mari Yamaguchi.

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MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-MAREN MORRIS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of “GIRL,” she knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.

In Brief:

ARROW-DEPUTY ASSAULT, from WINCHESTER, Tenn. _ A Tennessee man is accused of ignoring deputies at a crash scene and leading them on a short-lived car chase after which he shot an arrow at them with a compound bow.

SICK HORSES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The state veterinarian says four horses have been sickened with anemia in middle Tennessee.

TENNESSEE CAPITOL-GUN BAN, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he’ll continue to keep guns banned in the Tennessee Capitol when he takes over the top office later this week.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee has received a $1.4 million grant to collect data that will help health officials better understand and prevent violent deaths.

INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING-LAWSUIT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to deem instant runoff voting legal in Tennessee, noting that an administrative challenge on the topic remains unresolved.

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