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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

January 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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HISPANIC STATE HOLIDAY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A New Mexico state lawmaker is proposing a state holiday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and the late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez of California. New Mexico Rep. Miguel P. Garcia has pre-filed a bill that would designate the first Friday of every April as “Dennis Chavez and Cesar Chavez Day.” By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photo by 2 p.m.

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_ALBUQUERQUE GIRL KILLED-TRIAL_ Trial proceedings are set to begin this week for a woman charged in the 2016 killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl.

_COLLEGE SETTLEMENT-NEW MEXICO_ A settlement will provide $1.8 million in debt relief for New Mexico students who were enrolled in certain for-profit schools and online courses.

SPORTS

BKN--Nuggets-Rockets

The Denver Nuggets visit the Houston Rockets.

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