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

June 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUNZIA TRANSMISSION PROJECT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Developers of a $2 billion project that will serve as a path to get renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are asking New Mexico utility regulators to approve locations for the lines and right of way widths for the massive project. Consultants and concerned ranchers will be testifying over the next five days. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, longer version.

CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young “Dreamer” immigrants with a path to citizenship. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

WESTERN WILDFIRES

DENVER — A wildfire erupts in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.

ALSO:

— BORDER INSPECTIONS: METH SEIZED: Federal authorities say they have seized 335 pounds of methamphetamine in two different inspections along the U.S.-Mexico border.

— GILA TROUT RESTORATION: State wildlife managers say work is underway to restore Gila trout to a creek in southwestern New Mexico.

— MEXICAN WOLF RECOVERY: The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies host the Rockies. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. EDT.

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