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

October 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NUCLEAR SECURITY PERRY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is scheduled to tour Sandia National Laboratories and meet with employees on Tuesday. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

IMMIGRATION-THE BATTLE FOR ALEXA

A Michigan couple who were serving as foster parents to an immigrant girl became convinced she’d be in danger if returned to her deported mother in El Salvador. They sought custody in a case that exposes holes in the child welfare system. The federal government says all migrant children separated from their parents will be reunited. But The Associated Press found that is not always the case. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3,800 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN-MISLEADING POLICE: A Las Cruces woman who reported her 4-year-old son missing over the weekend is accused of misleading police.

— ELECTION 2018-CAMPAIGN FINANCE-NEW MEXICO: Campaign spending has accelerated in the political race for governor of New Mexico, with two candidates spending a combined $2.6 million over a four-week period.

SPORTS

NBA DIVERSITY-FRONT OFFICES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power. By Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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