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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

March 25, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OIL BOOM-KEY HIGHWAY

CARLSBAD, N.M. _ A key highway in southeastern New Mexico’s oil country is getting a much-needed upgrade. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the New Mexico Department of Transportation is working to renovate U.S. Highway 82 — the main highway for oilfield traffic between Eddy and Lea counties. The agency is investing around $58 million in federal and state funds into the project, which would improve 32 miles of U.S. Highway 82 between Artesia and Maljamar, New Mexico. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

JOURNALISTS KILLED-SEEKING JUSTICE

Calls are mounting for a former Salvadoran army colonel living in the United States to be brought to justice for the 1982 killings of four Dutch journalists at the height of the country’s civil war. SENT: 1,440 words, photos. An abridged version of 940 words has also been sent.

IN BRIEF:

_STREET RACING-FATAL CRASH_ Kirtland Air Force Base says airmen were involved in a suspected street-racing crash in Albuquerque that left a pedestrian dead.

_ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT-OUTAGE _ A New Mexico utility is finishing up repairs at the Albuquerque International Sunport in the wake of a power outage over the weekend.

_MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OPIOIDS _ It will be up to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Board whether to recommend adding opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program.

_MURDER SUSPECT EXTRADITED_ Authorities say a woman wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Albuquerque last year has been extradited to New Mexico to face charges.

_SUPERINTENDENT-FLEEING ACCIDENT _ A northern New Mexico school superintendent who resigned after he was cited by police for driving through a resident’s fence is still on the payroll.

_VIETNAM WAR MEDALS-LAWMAKER_ A New Mexico state lawmaker has finally received his medals for his service during the Vietnam War.

SPORTS

BKN--SUNS-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Phoenix Suns visit the Utah Jazz. Game starts 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos.

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