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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

NEW MEXICO TOURISM-FUTURE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The “New Mexico True” tourism brand developed by outgoing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez may be expanded under Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin. SENT: 890 words, photos.

With:

— MIGRANT CARAVAN: The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents in Tijuana, Mexico, with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves. By Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— APARTMENT FIRE-ALBUQUERQUE: The Albuquerque fire department says eight people have been displaced by a fire at a four-unit apartment building.

— GIRLFRIEND KILLED: A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.

— MOTHER OF THE YEAR-DEADLINE: A deadline is looming for New Mexico applicants to compete for “Mother of the Year.”

— LAND COMMISSIONER-TRANSITION: New Mexico Land Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard has put out a call for resumes as she works toward building a new leadership team for the State Land Office.

SPORTS:

FBC--BOISE STATE-NEW MEXICO PREVIEW

When Boise State was sitting at 3-2 for the second straight season, the idea of being in position to host the Mountain West Conference title game seemed unobtainable. Yet the 23rd-ranked Broncos need only wins over New Mexico on Friday and No. 14 Utah State next week at home and the conference title game will be decided back on the blue turf. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words.

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