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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

July 10, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DRY NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s supply of groundwater should be reserved for periods of drought, communities should have sharing agreements in place when supplies are short and alternatives such as desalination should be explored regardless of the cost. The recommendations are part of a newly released draft water plan. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE

SHIPROCK, N.M.— From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across the Navajo Nation, sit dozens of abandoned uranium mines and the high risk to residents of contamination exposure. SENT: 400 words.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

SAN DIEGO — Facing a court deadline, U.S. officials are set to reunite dozens of immigrant children under age 5 with their parents in a major step toward undoing the effects of the Trump administration’s hard-line stand on immigration. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 910 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.

WITH:

— IMMIGRATION SEPARATING FAMILIES-JUDGE — The Trump administration’s failed attempt to detain migrant families together indefinitely ran into a formidable obstacle in a judge whose upbringing was shaped as the daughter of immigrants. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-THE LATEST.

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES Q&A — Reuniting migrant families is a long process and many potential obstacles remain. UPCOMING: 600 words.

ALSO:

— STATE TROOPER-METHAMPHETAMINE: A San Juan County prosecutor says numerous criminal cases probably will be dismissed because a New Mexico State Police officer is accused of federal drug charges alleging distribution of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana.

— COMMUNITY COLLEGE-ACCREDITATION: Luna Community College in New Mexico learned it will retain its national accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

— NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR’S RACE-OPIOIDS: Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is promising to change New Mexico’s reputation as the heroin capital of the nation.

— NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE: The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people who were exposed to radiation.

— FILM-THE MULE: Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico.

New Mexico Film

SPORTS:

BC-BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Rockies host the Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game NL West series at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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