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

May 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Advocates of traditional energy resources are pointing to a string of emails among environmentalists and a key member of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s cabinet, alleging conflicts as details were hashed out for landmark legislation that set ambitious renewable energy goals for the state. The emails highlight some of the coordination leading up to the bill’s introduction earlier this year. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


SAN FRANCISCO _ President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. By Daisy Nyugen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates after hearing that begins at 10 a.m. PDT.


_ STATE POLICE-SHOOTINGS: New Mexico State Police say officers were involved in separate Albuquerque shootings within a one-hour span, and one suspect was injured.

_ INTERSTATE REST AREA-CLOSURE: An Arizona rest area on Interstate 40 near New Mexico is closed for renovations.

_ LAWYER DISCIPLINED: The New Mexico Supreme Court has suspended an Albuquerque attorney’s law license for at least 18 months for failing to obey court rules and an initial disciplinary order.

_ WEEDS-TRASH-FINES: A southeastern New Mexico city says it will begin fining certain residents for excessive weeds, graffiti and extra newspapers on their properties.



PHIALDELPHIA _ Cole Irvin (1-0) makes his second career start for the Phillies and Jon Gray (3-4) goes for the Rockies. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


CHICAGO _ From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


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