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

May 21, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PRETRIAL DETENTION-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ The top prosecutor in New Mexico’s busiest court district is proposing changes in how judges decide who remains jailed as they await trial in Albuquerque. Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez’s announcement comes as state and local officials struggle to reign in crime. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version

COAL ASH-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A group of shareholders wants Public Service Co. of New Mexico to issue a report on how it plans to handle tons of waste generated by the utility’s coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. The utility plans to shutter the San Juan Generating Station in 2022 and environmentalists have concerns about customers footing the bill. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

REMOVING REACTORS

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned — eight years instead of 60 in some cases. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 1,290 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ IMMIGRATION-NEW MEXICO: A dozen Republican state legislators want Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to reverse course and deploy more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

_ LITTLE LEAGUE-HYPODERMIC NEEDLES: A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region’s ongoing opioid epidemic.

SPORTS

FBN--BRONCOS-LANGLEY’S POSITION SWITCH

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Denver Broncos third-year player Brendan Langley is making the transition from cornerback to wide receiver this season. Langley visited John Elway after last season to convince the Broncos boss to let him try out receiver. As it turned out, Elway was going to make the same pitch to Langley. They were on the same page. By Pat Graham. SENT: 710 words, photos.

BKN--NUGGETS

DENVER _ Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly elected to stay instead of bolting for Washington. His plan is simple: Finish what he started in Denver. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

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