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

August 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NAVAJO-CONSUMER PROTECTION

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials say they’re making progress in curtailing predatory practices of businesses that cater to tribal members. A Navajo couple recently reached a settlement in a case in New Mexico, and the Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against a collection of auto dealerships, accusing it of deceptive, unfair and unlawful practices. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration, under court order, must submit a plan to reunify hundreds of children who remain separated from the parents after being split apart by immigration authorities along the U.S. border with Mexico. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ALSO:

— ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH FUNDING: A $6.4 million federal grant for a New Mexico research project will provide funding for work looking at how climate change affects arid land ecosystems.

— COLLEGE-ADVANCE PLACEMENT EXAM: State officials plan to standardize credits for first-year college students who pass high school Advanced Placement exams.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals host the Rockies. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BBO--FREE AGENT RENTALS

NEW YORK — A segment of baseball’s trade market is the sports version of Airbnb: Stars check in for short-term stays before moving on to permanent homes. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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