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BC-NM--New Mexico Digest, NM

April 13, 2019

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CHACO CANYON-DRILLING

A campaign to curb drilling in one of the nation’s oldest oil and gas-producing basins is complicated by a patchwork of land ownership. New Mexico’s all-Democratic congressional delegation recently reintroduced legislation seeking protections to place federal land off-limits to drilling. But private and tribal land would still be in the mix. By Susan Montoya Bryan and Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 830 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-TRUMP’S MAP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic “blue wall.” For 2020, he’s looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, such as New Mexico and Nevada, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 750 words, photos.

TRUMP-SANCTUARY CITIES

PHOENIX — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 980 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ IMMIGRATION-MIGRANTS-LAS CRUCUES: Federal authorities have started dropping off migrants at a homeless shelter in Las Cruces.

_ NAVAJO NATION-THEFT: A former manager of the Navajo Nation’s Tuba City Chapter has been sentenced to jail time and probation in a theft case.

_ PSYCHIATRIST-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A Las Cruces psychiatrist is suspected of sexually assaulting multiple female patients.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-CLOVIS: Prosecutors have decided a Clovis police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a car theft suspect last October and that no prosecution is warranted.

SPORTS:

BKN--SPURS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The second-seeded Denver Nuggets return to the playoffs for the first time in six years Saturday night when they face the San Antonio Spurs, who are making their 22nd consecutive trip to the postseason. By Arnie Stapleton. 700 words. Upcoming. 7:30 p.m. MDT start.

BBN--ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO _ SAN FRANCISCO _ Colorado plays San Francisco at Oracle Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. 1:05 p.m. PDT start.

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