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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

May 25, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES

CATTLE KILLING PLANTS

SHIPROCK, N.M. _ Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. SENT: 420 words, photos.

SCHOOL VOUCHERS-ARIZONA

PHOENIX _ Arizona lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 780 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-W0OING HISPANICS

DES MOINES, Iowa _ Democratic candidates who have any connection to Hispanic voters would do well to strengthen those ties. Hispanics are poised to wield unprecedented influence in the 2020 Democratic primary. They comprise almost 30% of the population in the state that votes third in presidential primaries, Nevada. And the two states with the largest Hispanic populations, California and Texas, are among the 14 “Super Tuesday” states. Any candidate winning consistent Hispanic support could have an advantage. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DETENTION CENTER-ENERGY: The jail that serves New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area has completed a multimillion-dollar project aimed at reducing electricity demands and utility costs.

_ ALBUQUERQUE WRECK-TWO KILLED: Police say two people were killed and a third injured in a two-car wreck Friday night in northeast Albuquerque.

SPORTS

BBN--ORIOLES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Baltimore plays Colorado at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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