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AP-NM--New Mexico News Advisory, NM

September 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-REFORMING THE SYSTEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes. The statistics reinforce arguments that the criminal justice system still fails to protect these women, and its shortcomings again are being exposed as another crisis gains attention: the disappearances of hundreds of Native American and Alaska Native women and girls from across the United States. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,200 words, AP Photos.

Also with:

—DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE IN INDIAN COUNTRY

The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It’s blistering hot and a bear unleashes a menacing growl. But they can’t stop. Not when a loved one is still missing. The disappearance last year of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring of the Blackfeet Nation is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. By National Writer Sharon Cohen. SENT IN ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. EDT SEPT. 5: 3,129 words, with an abridged version of 900 words, photos and a video story by David Goldman. Text and photos moved in advance on Aug. 30 and again on Sept. 3. The abridged version was sent on Aug. 31.

NEW MEXICO COMPOUND

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five members of an extended family who were taken into custody during a raid at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico are scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday for a detention hearing. The federal firearms and conspiracy charges come as state prosecutors say they will continue to pursue child abuse charges related to the death of one of the defendant’s sons. Will be developed on merits from hearing.

HEALTH EXCHANGE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — Average rates for purchasing health insurance in 2019 are stabilizing on New Mexico’s subsidized health care exchange, in a dramatic shift from choices a year ago. The New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance announced Tuesday that average insurance premiums for consumers will decrease by 1 percent among four health care providers on the state exchange. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

—BIGHORN SHEEP — New Mexico wildlife managers are considering a proposal to re-establish desert bighorn sheep in another mountain range in southern New Mexico.

—TRIBES-SLOT REVENUE. — State numbers show nearly all of New Mexico’s American Indian gaming tribes reported year-over-year growth in slot machine winnings from their casinos.

—SPECIAL EDUCATION-ALBUQUERQUE — A new survey shows special education teachers and staff at New Mexico’s largest school district feel they are undervalued and overworked with “very low” morale.

SPORTS

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies go for a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as they try to maintain their lead in the NL West. Antonio Senzatela goes for Colorado and Andrew Suarez for San Fran. By Brent New. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. ET.

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