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

August 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TAOS, N.M. — A well-known New York City imam says he doesn’t know his 40-year-old son to be “radical.” Siraj Wahhaj’s son and two daughters are among five adults being held in New Mexico following the discovery of 11 children living on a squalid compound. Authorities say the son was found armed with multiple firearms, and the remains of a small child also were found on the compound. By Stephen D. Groves and Morgan Lee. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf is defending a Democratic House candidate slammed in a state audit for improper reimbursement as head of an agency that promotes the Los Alamos National Laboratory. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A San Francisco-based bank’s decision to divest from fossil fuels has been met with threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.


— WHITE SANDS-COMMANDER: Command of an Army missile testing installation near Las Cruces in southern New Mexico is changing hands.

— OFFICER SHORTAGE-TROUBLED COUNTY: A financially strapped New Mexico county is facing an officer and deputy shortage, and New Mexico State Police say they can’t become the permanent replacement.



DENVER — Kenta Maeda takes the mound Friday night against Colorado. He’s held the Rockies to a .149 average in two previous starts this season. The Rockies will throw Jon Gray, who’s 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four quality starts since he was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


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