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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MINE WASTE SPILL

DENVER _ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on how fish and other aquatic life fared after the agency inadvertently triggered a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ COMPLAINT-RACIAL HARASSMENT: Advocates have filed a complaint in New Mexico on behalf of a college student who says a convenience store employee called police on him for “being arrogant because he’s black.”

_ SUBPAR LAWYERING: The New Mexico Supreme Court is grousing about the quality of legal briefs filed by some lawyers, even in appeals arguing that defendants’ earlier legal representation was subpar.

_ RENEWABLE ENERGY-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico’s largest electricity provider has reaffirmed its commitment to build five new solar plants next year as it plans to obtain 20 percent of retail electricity sales from renewable sources by 2020.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-MAGIC

ORANDO, Fla. _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Orlando Magic.

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