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

June 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


LOS ALAMOS LAB-DRONESLOS ALAMOS, N.M. — One of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons labs has designated restricted airspace over a swath of northern New Mexico and now has the capability to disable drones or any other unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they’re testing the new system and that it could serve as a model for other federal installations. SENT: 330 words.


LOS ANGELES— A bipartisan proposal in Congress to ease the federal ban on marijuana includes provisions intended to encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies. The plan has President Donald Trump’s tentative approval, but even if enacted industry experts say shifting policy in Washington and dense layers of regulation could keep many banks on the sidelines. By Michael Blood. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.


— GUARDIANSHIP REFORM-NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Supreme Court has approved new rules that will require guardians and conservators to submit more information to district courts about the finances and health of protected people.

— NAVAJO NATION-FIRE RESTRICTIONS: The Navajo Nation is tightening fire restrictions across the reservation because of ongoing drought.

— GUN LAWS-NEW MEXICO: A high school student and recent graduate are urging New Mexico lawmakers to adopt a child access prevention law to hold gun owners accountable for the safe storage of firearms.

— FILM-CORPORATE ANIMALS: A dark comedy starring Demi Moore will begin production in northern New Mexico this month.



OMAHA, Neb. — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there’ll be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are highest on record, and pitching staffs averaging nine or more Ks per nine innings have tripled the last two years. By Eric Olson. 900 words, photos.


Vince Velasquez (4-7) starts for the Phillies and German Marquez (4-6) goes for the Rockies in the rubber game of a series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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