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

May 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BORDER WALL-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ The head of one of New Mexico’s most powerful statewide offices is raising concerns about the lack of an environmental review as the U.S. government prepares to replace fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in two southern New Mexico counties. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat, delivered her comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday as members of the state’s congressional delegation pushed for an extension of the comment period. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

With:

_ MEXICO-US-ASYLUM: People in overextended Mexican border cities are voicing concern over the continuation of a U.S. policy that makes Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States wait south of the border. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 720 words.

_ IMMIGRANT CHILD DEATH: Juan de León Gutiérrez told his mother he was calling from a warehouse in Mexico, hidden by a human smuggler known as a “coyote” who had been paid to take the teenager into the United States. The 16-year-old died on April 30 after officials at a South Texas youth detention facility noticed he was sick, becoming the third Guatemalan child to die in U.S. custody since December. By Nomaan Merchant and Sonia Perez D. SENT: 930 words, photos.

AIR POLLUTION-OIL DRILLING

DALLAS — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it’s coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group. David Warren. SENT: 710 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ INFANT INGESTS HEROIN: A New Mexico couple is facing child abuse charges after police say their 11-month-old girl accidentally ingested heroin.

_ NASA TEST FACILITY-CONTAMINATION: Officials have come up with a plan for quantifying the damage done by contamination at a site in southern New Mexico that once supported NASA’s Apollo Space Program.

_ BORDER WALL-NEW MEXICO: The head of one of New Mexico’s most powerful statewide offices is raising concerns about the lack of an environmental review as the U.S. government prepares to replace fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in two counties.

SPORTS

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The San Francisco Giants visit the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

ANALYSIS-TOUGH CALLS

In a growingly divided country, about the only sure thing that replays in sports offer is that nobody agrees on what they just saw. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.

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