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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

May 18, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

OIL BOOM-NEW MEXICO

HOBBS, N.M. _ Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers. SENT: 350 words.

NAVAJO ELECTRICITY

KAIBETO, Ariz. _ An ambitious project to connect 300 homes to the electric grid on the Navajo Nation is wrapping up. Volunteer utility crews from across the United States have spent the past few weeks installing power poles and running electric lines on the Navajo Nation where an estimated 60,000 people live without power. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

BORDER MONEY

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money requested just two weeks ago. By Andrew Taylor. SENT: 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WILDFIRE-STATE PARK EVACUATED: Dozens of firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a grass and brush fire that forced the evacuation of a state park, one home and other structures in southeastern New Mexico.

_ NEW MEXICO UNEMPLOYMENT: New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in April, dipping to 5% from 5.1% in March.

SPORTS

BBN--ROCKIES-PHILLIPS

PHILADELPHIA _ Antonio Senzatela (3-2) starts for the Rockies and Aaron Nola (3-0) goes for the Phillies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it’s time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts Satruday night to Portland with Golden State holding a 2-0 advantage. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Game starts6 p.m. PDT.

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