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

September 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EDUCATION LAWSUIT-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico state lawmakers are considering spending increases and statutory changes to provide 100,000 students in kindergarten through fifth grade with a longer school year and more instructional time. Funding proposals are taking shape as the judiciary threatens to intervene to right the path of the state’s struggling school system. By Lee Morgan. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.

IN BRIEF:

— VAL KILMER-TUMBLEWEED SCULPTURES: A Texas artist is suing Val Kilmer, saying the actor co-opted his work.

— NATIONAL LABS-MONITORING: New Mexico environmental regulators will continue monitoring two national laboratories in the state under a grant renewed by the U.S. Energy Department.

SPORTS

BBN--NATIONALS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies have won seven straight as they open a three-game series Friday night against Washington. The Rockies will send Kyle Freeland to the mound. He’s been one of their most consistent pitchers. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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