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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

September 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Candidates for governor are New Mexico scheduled to talk about a variety of issues affecting the state’s African-American community at a forum organized by the NAACP. Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham planned to attend Friday’s event as they compete to be the state’s next governor. Albuquerque NAACP Vice President Pamelya Herndon says discussion topics include civil rights, criminal justice, public education and job creation. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words with photos.


SANTA FE, N.M. — U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico is his disclosing personal financial interests in the cannabis sector. The former governor and presidential candidate said in Senate filings this week that he owns stock in the Nevada cannabis company Kush and has a profit sharing agreement with a cannabis investment management business. A longtime marijuana user and advocate for legalization, Johnson announced in August his Libertarian run for Senate against incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 300 words with photos.


—SENATE-NEW MEXICO-GARY JOHNSON: Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments

—CHILD POVERTY-NEW MEXICO: Figures show improvement in New Mexico’s child poverty rate

— TRIBAL CHAPTER EMPLOYEE-FRAUD: Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud


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