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AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

September 2, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Deepti Hajela at 212-621-1670.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR-PROTESTS

NEW ORLEANS — Once upon a time, in 2015, a writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids and parents in programs aimed at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models.” Since then, Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and costume-loving New Orleans — where over-the-top hair, makeup and gowns and stories about gender fluidity aren’t exactly new. In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 554 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS: County leaders from across New York state are urging state and federal environmental officials to set higher standards for industrial chemicals that have contaminated some communities’ water.

— SCHOOL-SHERIFF’S OFFICE: A rural western New York school is joining a growing number of schools that will house a law enforcement substation.

SPORTS:

BBN--METS-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — In a matchup of two pitchers trying for their 10th victories, right-hander Chris Stratton pitches for the Giants opposite New York Mets righty Noah Syndergaard in the series finale. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1:05 p.m. PDT.

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