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BC-NM--New Mexico News Coverage , NM

February 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GUN CONTROL-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ An ambitious slate of bills related to firearms and school safety could vault New Mexico to the forefront of efforts by states to stem gun violence through new legislation. A glance at key proposals. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram. SENT: 940 words. UPCOMING: Developments expected with details from bill, Trump reaction. 990 words by 5 p.m. EST, photos.

With:

_ TRUMP: President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. By Jill Colvin and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,250 words, photos, video, audio.

_ BORDER SECURITY-FACT CHECK _ Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. A look at the facts. By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen. SENT: 1800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ WOMEN’S CAUCUS-LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO: Female legislators in New Mexico are forming a women’s caucus to leverage their growing numbers and influence.

_ GOVERNOR-COURT APPOINTMENTS: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed three attorneys to fill vacancies in one of the state’s busiest courthouses.

_ UNM-RESEARCH CHALLENGE: The University of New Mexico is bringing researchers and scholars together as part of an effort to address some of New Mexico’s most pressing issues.

_ DIAPER CHANGING-RESTROOMS: A new proposal would require all new public restrooms in New Mexico to have baby changing tables.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ The Southeastern and Big Ten conferences have a series of matchups with ranked teams that will have a big impact atop the league standings. Those games include No. 1 Tennessee’s trip to No. 5 Kentucky as the headliner on the week’s AP Top 25 schedule as well as No. 11 Michigan State’s visit to No. 20 Wisconsin. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 675 words, photos.

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