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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

May 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SUBSTITUTES-TEACHER SHORTAGE

CARLSBAD, N.M. _ New Mexico school districts have become increasingly reliant on substitutes as they contend with growing vacant teaching positions in the state. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports school districts needing to fill vacancies have turned to hiring substitute teachers, particularly long-term substitutes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

HONDURAS-CARAVAN CRADLE

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras _ In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don’t go without permission. If driving, roll down the windows so gang members and their lookouts can see who is inside. It’s safest to stay home after nightfall, leaving the streets to the enforcers and drug dealers who are armed and don’t hesitate to kill. Honduras’ second biggest city is where caravan after caravan of migrants have formed in recent months to head north to Mexico and on toward the United States, fleeing violence, poverty, corruption and chaos. All of those are palpable on the city’s sweltering streets, a reminder of why thousands continue to flee despite the dangers and uncertain prospects for being able to stay even if they make it to the U.S. By Sonia Pérez D. SENT: 1,400 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_DON’T THINK SO TRAFFIC STOP_ A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she fled an officer during a traffic stop and told him, “I don’t think so.”

SPORTS

RAC--PREAKNESS-STRONACH GROUP

The Stronach Group isn’t well known outside of horse racing but has been arguably the most important group in influencing the sport over the past several years. The Canadian-based company helped save Maryland racing and established the richest race in the world but also owns Santa Anita Park that was the site of 23 horse deaths over a span of three months and is in a fight over the future of the Preakness. Because of that, it’s a boon for business and a lightning rod for criticism in racing. By Stephen Wyhno. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3 a.m.

BBA--Astros-Tigers

DETROIT _ Matthew Boyd tries to continue his impressive start to the season when he starts for Detroit against Brad Peacock and Houston. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BKN--NUGGETS WRAPUP

DENVER _ By all measures, a youthful Denver Nuggets team led by versatile big man Nikola Jokic is ahead of schedule. No one predicted the Nuggets being the two seed in the West this season or that Jokic would blossom into one of the most unstoppable players in the league. And while the future remains awfully radiant, that doesn’t ease the sting of a Game 7 home loss to Portland. “I am sad, disappointed,” Jokic said. “It was a tough game and we had our chances.” By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

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