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AP-NM--New Mexico News Advisory, NM

August 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



AMALIA, N.M. — The father of a missing boy is due in court as authorities work to identify a child’s remains uncovered in an isolated desert compound raided by officers who found 11 children and four other adults living in filthy conditions. SENT: 910 words, photos, video. By Morgan Lee and Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. MDT court hearing.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, both currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, say they will continue to push for descendants of families who lived the Trinity Test to be included in a federal law that compensated families near nuclear test sites. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 400 words.


HOUSTON — Opponents of a President Barack Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation will go before a federal judge who they hope will rule that the program cannot continue. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from morning court hearing.


— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS CRUCES: LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A multi-agency investigation is looking into a fatal shooting by Las Cruces police of a 29-year-old man who reportedly suffered from schizophrenia and was bipolar.

— PROJECT RUNWAY-FLOODED WORK: The work of a Taos artist, who gained fame as a finalist on the Bravo TV show “Project Runway,” has been destroyed by a flood that struck Santa Fe last month.

— POWER PLANT CLOSURE: GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says if he is elected he will work to prevent the closure of coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area.

— AMERICAN INDIAN-CHILD WELFARE: A federal appeals court has dismissed a challenge to a law that gives preference to American Indian families in adoptions of Native children. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t rule on the constitutionality of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.



DENVER — Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer (3-5, 4.40 ERA) will make his second start since he was acquired in a trade with the Rays. He will face Rockies right-hander German Marquez (9-8, 4.70 ERA) in the series finale on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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