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

October 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LAWMAKER-DRUNKEN DRIVING

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A state lawmaker convicted of drunken driving faces sentencing before a New Mexico judge as she seeks re-election in November. The sentencing hearing comes after the state attorney general told Monica Youngblood that the Albuquerque Republican illegally tried to use her lawmaker status to influence police during her May arrest. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version.

IN BRIEF:

NAVAJO PRESIDENTIAL RACE: The Navajo Nation’s high court is set to hear an appeal on presidential term limits. Vincent Yazzie contends Joe Shirley Jr. should be removed from the ballot because he already has served two terms as tribal president.

— MURDER-EMBEZZLEMENT: Authorities say a New Mexican woman who was set to enter a plea agreement for the 2016 killer of her father-in-law has taken her own life.

— DEAD FISH-PECOS RIVER: The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating a fish die-off in the upper Pecos River in northern New Mexico.

— ENMU-ENROLLMENT: Eastern New Mexico University is defying downward enrollment trends at other campuses and is reporting the second-highest enrollment in its history.

— GUN LAWS-NEW MEXICO: A New Mexico state lawmaker is drafting gun safety legislation that would penalize adults for unlocked guns that fall into the hands a minor, leading to injury or death.

— NAVAJO VOTING RIGHTS: The state of Utah will send an election official to a county dogged by allegations of discrimination against Navajo voters.

EXCHANGE CLEANING TOXIC GROUNDWATER

SANTA FE, N.M. — Water conservationists and a Native American women’s advocacy group believe they’ve found a potential solution to a massive, decades-old underground plume of toxic chromium that likely has spread from property owned by Los Alamos National Laboratory to San Ildefonso Pueblo land. The key ingredient? Mushrooms. They want the lab to give their fungi-based idea a try. By Olivia Harlow, Santa Fe New Mexican. SENT: 860 words.

SPORTS

ICYMI: BBN--ROCKIES-CUBS

CHICAG — Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Chicago Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field in the longest win-or-go-home postseason game in major league history. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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