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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

July 6, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

WASHINGTON — The deadline is rapidly approaching for the Trump administration to reunite families separated at the border after a court mandate. By Colleen Long. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

ALSO:

— CAMPAIGN FINANCE-NEW MEXICO: The Republican candidate for governor of New Mexico has stockpiled more than twice as much campaign cash as the Democratic nominee ahead of the November general election.

— NEW MEXICO FLOODING: Cleanup and repair work is underway in Belen after neighborhoods were flooded when heavy rain caused a canal to breach.

— ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: Two New Mexico State University researchers are traveling the state to collect stories about daily life in rural New Mexico during the early- and mid-1900s.

— KOCH BROTHERS-IMMIGRATION REFORM: A Koch brothers-funded group is hosting a New Mexico forum to push immigration reform amid outcry about the Trump Administration’s move to separate migrant families.

— ALBUQUERQUE’S POET LAUREATE: A southern New Mexico-raised Mexican-American writer has been named Albuquerque’s poet laureate.

SPORTS:

BBO--ROCKIES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — Having won nine of 10, the Seattle Mariners step into interleague play hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Rockies have won three straight to move a game over .500. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game strarts 7:10 p.m. PDT.

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