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

July 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DRY NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s supply of groundwater should be reserved for periods of drought, communities should have sharing agreements in place when supplies are short and alternatives such as desalination should be explored regardless of the cost. The recommendations are part of a newly released draft water plan. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

SAN DIEGO — Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centers and reunited with their parents Tuesday. A government lawyer said Monday at least 54 children under the age of 5 would join their parents by a court-ordered deadline, only about half the 100 or so children covered by the order. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 820 words. UPCOMING: Updates.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES: A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a “cynical attempt” to undo a longstanding court settlement. By Brian Melley. SENT: 570 words.

ALSO:

— NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR’S RACE-OPIOIDS: Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is promising to change New Mexico’s reputation as the heroin capital of the nation.

— NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE: The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people who were exposed to radiation.

— FILM-THE MULE: Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico.

New Mexico Film

SPORTS:

BC-BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Rockies host the Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game NL West series at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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