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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 30, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DRY SOUTHWEST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico State University Board of Regents has approved a proposed rule crafted by state agriculture officials to govern the industrial cultivation of hemp. The effort stems from legislation that was passed in 2017 and eventually became law following a veto fight. NMSU President John Floros tells The Associated Press that hemp has the potential to revitalize farms across the state. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

NUKE REPOSITORY-PLUTONIUM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—

A panel of scientists and other experts is expected to release interim findings and recommendations on the viability of whether the United States can dispose of tons of surplus plutonium at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in the New Mexico desert. Congress had requested the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine review the proposal.

IN BRIEF:

— COMMUNITY COLLEGE-KEYNOTE: Congressman Ben Ray Lujan is giving the fall commencement address at Santa Fe Community College.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Denver Nuggets visit the Portland TrailBlazers.

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