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

August 24, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LOS ALAMOS LAB-TAXES

SANTA FE, N.M. — A consortium that will soon take over management of Los Alamos National Laboratory will pay gross receipts taxes, easing previous concerns that millions of dollars in revenue could evaporate due to the contractor’s nonprofit status. UPCOMING: 400 words.

ALSO:

— THREATENED SNAKES-HABITAT: Environmentalists are threatening to sue the U.S. government in an effort to set aside hundreds of square miles of habitat they say is necessary for the survival of the northern Mexican garter snake and the narrow-headed garter snake.

— OPIOID LAWSUIT-NEW MEXICO: An eastern New Mexico county is the latest to sue over the opioid crisis. Lawyers for Roosevelt County filed the challenge this week in U.S. District Court against numerous pharmaceutical companies and distributors.

— TINDER AFFAIR-LAWSUIT: A massage therapist is suing a New Mexico man and woman over allegations the couple harassed her after she had an affair with the man she met on the dating app Tinder.

SPORTS:

BBN--CARDINALS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Two teams in the thick of a playoff chase square off when Colorado hosts St. Louis on Friday. Righty Antonio Senzatela goes for the Rockies and righty Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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