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BC-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

February 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WILDLIFRE TRAPPING BAN

SANTA FE, N.M. _ A new political order and the startling death of a household dog named Roxy in an illegal wire snare could make this winter the last open season for wildlife trapping on public land in New Mexico, extending restrictions across the Southwest from California to the start of the Great Plains. Where some see cruelty, trappers and ranchers say they depend on each other to tamp down livestock predators and harvest fur pelts that are an international commodity. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

DOLORES HUERTA-BIRTHPLACE

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Dolores Huerta, the noted Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, is visiting the New Mexico Statehouse for public honors but her visit Wednesday comes as the most Hispanic state in the U.S. has done nothing around her northern New Mexico birthplace that now sits abandoned. By Russell Contreras SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: longer version, photos.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-CROSS CASE-GLANCE

WASHINGTON — A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country could be affected by the high court ruling, states have told the justices. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 810 words, photos.

With:

_ SUPREME COURT-CROSS CASE: A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country could be affected by the high court ruling, states have told the justices. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Updates.

CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION FACILITIES

Detainees confined to federal immigration detention facilities located in California have inadequate access to health care, lawyers and family, the state’s attorney general says. SENT: 470 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ HISPANIC STATE HOLIDAY: SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposed 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 has passed the New Mexico House.

SPORTS:

BKC--EASTERN NEW MEXICO-GRAND CANYON

PHOENIX _ Eastern New Mexico plays Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon University Arena.

MANAGING MILLENNIALS

MESA, Ariz. _ Major league coaching staffs are looking for ways to get most out of millennials. By Sports Writer Jay Cohen. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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