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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

October 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-NEVADA-GOVERNOR

LAS VEGAS — Democrat Steve Sisolak plans to meet with high school students Friday as he wages a neck-and-neck campaign for Nevada governor where energized young voters could give candidates on the left the edge they need. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 500 words from event starting at noon.

ICYMI: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-VICTIM PORTRAITS

LAS VEGAS — Families of some of the 58 people killed in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas met Thursday night with artists who spent days, weeks and months staring at pictures of their lost loved ones, trying to capture their likeness. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 530 words, photos.

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that would eliminate special designations for crucial habitat where the imperiled birds breed. The agency on Friday made public draft plans altering rules put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Those rules are seen as a main reason why federal officials decided the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling bird didn’t need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. By Keith J. Ridler. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— OUTHOUSE RACES-VIRGINIA CITY: The 29th Annual World Championship Outhouse Races are running this weekend in Virginia City.

EXCHANGE VEGAS SHOOTING SURVIVORS-WEDDING

LAS VEGAS — The bride’s off-white, vintage dress lined with Swarovski crystals glistened under the light at the Chapel of the Flowers. Oshia Collins-Waters looked into the baby-blue eyes of her husband-to-be, Todd Wienke .A year ago to the date, he shielded her from gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest festival. In bringing her and others to safety, he was shot three times. A year to the date later, with shards of shrapnel still ingrained in his back, they were about to wed. By Briana Erickson, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS FUTURE

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a surprising playoff berth, The Oakland Athletics head into the offseason looking to lock up manager Bob Melvin and other key pieces for the long term. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. PDT.

BKL--WILSON’S WORLD CUP DIARY

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget. By A’ja Wilson for The Associated Press. SENT: 360 words, photo.

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