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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

January 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COYOTE KILLING

SANTA FE, N.M. _ New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard is putting millions of acres of trust land managed by her agency off limits to coyote killing contests. Garcia Richard, who took office at the beginning of the year, is scheduled to sign an executive order Thursday banning such contests on state trust land. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates. Visit scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MST.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-UNEMPLOYMENT: The federal government’s partial shutdown has prompted New Mexico to waive the unemployment insurance rule’s requirement that applicants search for work.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FOOD STAMPS-NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Human Services Department says it will participate in a federal waiver option that will clear the way for benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to be issued early.

_ BORDER WALL-EMINENT DOMAIN: Some property owners on the border in Texas are vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the federal government in court if it moves to seize their land to build a wall. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, video.

_ BORDER WALL-STATES: Montana’s Senate president is proposing that the state give $8 million to the U.S. government to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Scott Sales, a Republican from Bozeman, is drafting an appropriations bill and a resolution stating Montana lawmakers’ support for the proposed wall.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE SUPREME COURT-NEW MEXICO: Candidates to replace two retired members of the New Mexico Supreme Court by appointment of the governor are being vetted by a nominating commission. T

_ FOUR CORNERS-WEATHER RADAR: Colorado has awarded $1.7 million to set up a weather radar system in the Four Corners region, a blind spot in current weather and radar modeling systems.

SPORTS:

BKC--GRAND CANYON-NEW MEXICO STATE

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Grand Canyon plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center.

BKN--CLIPPERS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ After a 1-1 trip, the Denver Nuggets return home Friday night to host the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver has won 10 straight at the Pepsi Center. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 9 p.m. EST.

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