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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

February 20, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LEGISLATURE-CHARTER SCHOOLS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico lawmakers are scheduled to consider two measures that would affect the state’s charter school program, including one that would put the brakes on any new charter schools to allow for a more thorough review by the state Public Education Department and Public Education Commission. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 400 words. Developing from morning hearing.

TRAVEL-GREEN BOOK

The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie “Green Book” has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little research, travelers can find copies of “The Negro Motorist Green Book” online and retrace the route in the movie or develop their own tours of sites that once provided refuge to African-Americans. By Russell Book. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

MOJAVE, Calif. _ Virgin Galactic plans to send its rocket plane on a second test flight into space on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 130 words, then expanded version.

HAZARDOUS MINES

RIMINI, Mont. _ Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated. The Associated Press found that the toxic torrent is killing aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

MILITARY-COLD WEATHER TRAINING

MARINE MOUNTAIN WAREFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. _ After 17 years of war against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked insurgents, the U.S. military is shifting its focus to better prepare for great-power competition with Russia and China, and against unpredictable foes such as North Korea and Iran. High up in the California mountains, Marines undergoing advanced cold-weather training are learning how to battle future enemies and the unforgiving environment. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ LOS ALAMOS-SUPERCOMPUTER: Los Alamos National Laboratory has put out a request for proposals for a new supercomputer.

_ LEGISLATURE-WATER DATA: A council focused on curating data related to water use and resources in New Mexico would be created under legislation introduced in the state House of Representatives.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEW MEXICO-UTAH STATE

LOGAN, Utah _ New Mexico plays Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

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