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

May 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH

SANTA FE, N.M. _ A new evaluation from the state Legislature suggests that more can be done to improve the well-being of young children and their mothers through better coordination among six state programs that provide home health consultations and specialized care for babies born to drug-addicted mothers. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

SANTA FE OPERA

SANTA FE, N.M. _ The Santa Fe Opera is scheduled Wednesday to roll out details of its 2020 season. After more than six decades, the open-air venue has drawn about 85,000 opera aficionados to New Mexico’s high desert but more than half of them have been out-of-staters. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

BORDER WOES

WASHINGTON _ The head of the U.S. Border Patrol and other frontline officers testify before Congress on the growing number of Central American migrants crossing the border as the Trump administration makes its case for an additional $4.5 billion in additional aid. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. EDT hearing, 700 words by 5 p.m., photo.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON _ Hastily written executive orders. Declarations by tweet. President Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t been known for its careful crafting of policy. But Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White House began to roll out Tuesday. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ JEMEZ HISTORIC SITE-MULTIMEDIA: A group of New Mexico college students is helping redesign the Jemez Historic Site visitor center using multimedia tools.

_ NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE: U.S. regulators have denied requests by watchdog and environmental groups that sought an evidentiary hearing challenging plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a storage facility for spent fuel from commercial nuclear reactors.

_ ELECTION 2020-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO: A Democratic contender for New Mexico’s northern congressional seat in 2020 elections says he is leaving the race and endorsing another likely candidate.

SPORTS

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-NUGGETS

DENVER — Paul Millsap is showing the young’uns how it’s done. Millsap scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half Tuesday night, sparking Denver’s 124-98 blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers that put the Nuggets on the verge of their first trip to the Western Conference finals in a decade. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 950 words, photos.

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Rockies host the San Francisco Giants. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 5:40 p.m. MST.

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