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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

June 9, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OIL AND GAS-REVENUE

CARLSBAD, N.M. — A legislative economist says projected growth in production of oil and natural gas in Eddy and Lea counties will continue to drive revenues up for the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

ALSO:

— NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR’S RACE: The Republican nominee for governor of New Mexico and supporters say they will be knocking on doors in the Albuquerque area this weekend to drum up political support.

— INMATE VIOLENCE-NEW MEXICO: Inmate-on-inmate assaults that result in serious injury have increased at corrections facilities in New Mexico.

— AMRAK-SOUTHWEST CHIEF: U.S. senators want Congress to press Amtrak to not derail funding for work on New Mexico tracks used by the passenger railroad’s Southwest Chief service between Chicago and Los Angeles.

— SKULL FRACTURE-FATHER ARRESTED: Authorities say a 33-year-old southern New Mexico man whose 2-year-old son was critically injured with a skull fracture was arrested as he returned to the United States after fleeing to Mexico.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico’s medical marijuana advisory board had to cancel a May meeting to consider recommending program changes because it lacked enough members.

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Rockies host the Diamondbacks. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BBC--NCAA SUPER REGIONALS RDP

Top performance and highlights from the NCAA Tournament super regionals. Four of the best-of-three series start, with the other four playing Game 2s. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 9 p.m. EDT.

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