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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA-THINGS TO KNOW

ALBUQERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds of hot air balloons and tens of thousands of spectators from around the world are expected for the start of the 47th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

MIGRANT REMAINS-DNA

BOULDER, Colo. — Human rights and advocacy groups from Latin America and U.S. border states press for access to an FBI DNA database to help identify the remains of hundreds of migrants reported missing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The FBI has cited legal restrictions in limiting its cooperation. The appeals are being made at an Inter American Commission on Human Rights hearing in Boulder. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that would eliminate special designations for crucial habitat where the imperiled birds breed. The agency on Friday made public draft plans altering rules put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Those rules are seen as a main reason why federal officials decided the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling bird didn’t need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. By Keith J. Ridler. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW MEXICO-FOUR SHOT: Authorities say four people were found shot, one fatally, in a car on a road near a casino outside Espanola in northern New Mexico.

— ETHICS COMMISSION-NEW MEXICO: A watchdog group on ethics in government is giving the state of New Mexico low marks for safeguards designed to discourage corruption.

— COURTS-FAMILY WELFARE PROGRAM: State court officials say they have received a multimillion-dollar federal grant to help fund a family welfare program over the next five years.

SPORTS

BBN--NLDS--ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers try for their second straight win against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series. Yelich homered and scored the winning run in Milwaukee’s 3-2, 10-inning victory in Game 1. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 4:15 p.m. EDT.

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