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AP-NM--New Mexico News Advisory, NM

October 1, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEW MEXICO-PROFESSOR SALARIES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Salaries for professors at New Mexico’s largest university ranks among the lowest in the nation and is hurting the school at retaining teachers and attracting new ones, state officials say. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words. AP Photos.

COLORADO RIVER-WATER SHORTAGE

PHOENIX — Progress is being made in talks toward a set of agreements for cities, farmers and tribes to share in Colorado River water cutbacks, according to Arizona water officials. The Arizona Republic reports that the state water officials also want to join in a larger proposed deal to prevent Lake Mead from dropping even further. SENT: 400 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Rosa neared Mexico’s Baja California on Monday, spreading heavy rains that were projected to extend into a drenching of the U.S. Southwest. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Rosa, which was a hurricane until late Sunday, was should hit Baja California and Sonora state late Monday, bringing 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters) of rain. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

—LAS CRUCES DIOCESE-LEADER— Pope Francis has appointed the bishop emeritus of the Tucson Diocese to temporarily oversee the Diocese of Las Cruces.

—ELECTION-NATIVE VOTE ADS — New Mexico election officials say Native American interpreters are being trained for a series of official ads that will run ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

—NMSU-SMART GRID — New Mexico State University’s SMART Grid Center has landed a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation for more research aimed at developing sustainable systems for distributing electricity.

SPORTS

BBN--ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Rookie Walker Buehler starts for the Dodgers against German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies in the NL West tiebreaker. A win would give Los Angeles a sixth consecutive division title and send the club to the NLDS. The loser goes to the NL wild-card game. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 4 p.m. ET.

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