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

May 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NEW MEXICO PRIMARY-CONGRESS-HISPANICS

SANTA FE, N.M. — Immigration policy and concerns about New Mexico’s centuries-old Hispanic culture are at the forefront of debate at upcoming forums for congressional candidates, as six Democrats compete for an open Albuquerque-based seat in primary elections. SENT: UPCOMING: 350 words.

SUPREME COURT-SPORTS BETTING-LEGAL IMPACT

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 560 words, photos.

TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LEGAL CHALLENGE

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration will try to convince a U.S. appeals court Tuesday that it was justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Update from hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. MST.

ALSO:

— SALVAGE YARD-STOLEN CARS: Police say a salvage yard in a small central New Mexico town has been linked to dozens of stolen cars from Albuquerque.

— DEMOCRATS-BANNED SHIRT: The Democratic chair of New Mexico’s largest county has told a voting rights group it can no longer sell its “Vote or Die” T-shirt at events.

— HUMAN TRAFFICKING-NEW MEXICO: Attorneys are expected to give closing arguments Tuesday in a hearing held to determine whether an Albuquerque couple should be held without bail amid allegations their seven-year-old daughter was the victim of human trafficking.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — RHP German Marquez is scheduled to pitch for the Rockies in the finale of their two-game series in San Diego on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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