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AP-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

October 10, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain.

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

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-JOHNSON

TUCUMCARI, N.M. — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and political wild card. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION DETENTION

WASHINGTON — An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 420 words. UPCOMING: Updates from morning arguments, phot

PLAYERS ADJUST TO US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — He was behind the curve from the start. Issues with getting his visa approved one year ago led Vladimir Pinchuk, the 6-foot-11 Ukranian who grew up in Germany, to not arrive in Albuquerque until after classes started in September 2017. Not only was the newest University of New Mexico Lobo basketball player in a new country living alone for the first time, trying to get through college classes being taught in English for the first time, but he knew nobody other than head coach Paul Weir. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— LOS ALAMOS LAB-SHIPMENTS: Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have completed the first shipment of waste from a key area at the lab to the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository since the dump resumed operations in early 2017.

— NAVAJO OFFICIAL-FORGERY: A former official with the Navajo Nation’s Dilkon Chapter has been found guilty of forgery.

SPORTS

BKN--NUGGETS PREVIEW

DENVER — Fresh off signing a new max deal this offseason, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic sets his sights at leading the Nuggets to the postseason for the first time since 2012-13. Coach Michael Malone says the team has established an identity around the Serbian center and that Jokic shows the confidence to be a franchise player. The Nuggets missed out on the final postseason spot in the Western Conference last season on the final game of the season. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m. EDT.

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