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BC-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory 1015 am update, NM

January 23, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups are lining up against plans to build a $2.4 billion storage facility in southeastern New Mexico for spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the United States. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version.

PUBLIC EDUCATION-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposal that would incrementally increase minimum salaries for New Mexico teachers and principals faces its first test. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates. Developing from 8:30 a.m. MST committee meeting.

LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ The New Mexico Legislature is considering tax reforms that would increase state income tax rates on top earners and lower economy-wide tax rates on sales and business services. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update.

KEN STARR-PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose who investigated President Bill Clinton, is set to deliver remarks at the University of New Mexico about probes of U.S. presidents. His lecture comes after it was postponed in October. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

FELON-VOTING RIGHTS

SANTA FE, N.M. _ New Mexico lawmakers are expected to weigh whether the state should stop removing felons from the state’s voting rolls while they are incarcerated or on parole. SENT: 130 words.

MIGRANT-FAMILIES-CRISIS

McALLEN, Texas _ President Donald Trump’s push for a $5.7 billion wall is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousands of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each month. That’s because many migrants are entering at crossings, like Maria Orbelina Cortez, who says she fled El Salvador after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son’s head. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.

CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

GREENBELT, MD. _ A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 590 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ TROUBLED ALAMOGORDO SCHOOLS: A new audit shows Alamogordo Public School is plagued by procurement issues, payroll problems and possible fraud.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY _ The first-place Nuggets continue their bid to remain unbeaten in the Northwest Division as they face Utah on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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