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

August 21, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

IMMIGRANT DRIVER’S LICENSES-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new court settlement seeks to end a simmering dispute over New Mexico’s two-tiered system of driving credentials by providing a clear appeals process when applications are refused to people including immigrants and the homeless. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

TOLL ROADS-OIL BOOM

HOBBS, N.M. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce is calling for a system of toll roads in southeastern New Mexico to serve booming oilfield and other commercial traffic from the Delaware Basin of New Mexico and Texas — one of the most-productive oil and gas plays in the world. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

ALSO:

— WOMAN STABBED-SENTENCING: A Shiprock man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a woman in his home on the Navajo Nation is going to prison.

— DEMING SCHOOLS-EMBEZZLEMENT: Authorities have announced investigators are looking into possible embezzlement at a southern New Mexico high school.

— CORRECTIONS OFFICER-KICKING INMATE: A New Mexico corrections officer has pleaded no contest for punching and kicking an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

— CHURCH ABUSE-HOBBS: Attorneys have dropped a lawsuit against a former New Mexico priest accused of sexually abusing an adult male parishioner.

SPORTS:

BBN--PADRES-ROCKIES.

DENVER — Fresh off a four-game sweep in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies return home to host the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Rockies are 16-5 at home since July 2. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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