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

February 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

E-CIGARETTES TAX-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ The New Mexico Legislature is considering whether to impose taxes on e-cigarettes and restrict where they can be used. Proposed legislation scheduled for its first hearing Monday would include e-cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products and at the same time increase taxes on those products. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photos.

BORDER-FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMAN

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M._ U.S. Rep. Xochitl (ZOH’-cheel) Torres Small of New Mexico says she doesn’t mind not getting as much attention as other freshmen in Congress because she has other goals. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from southern New Mexico told The Associated Press she wants to find solutions to issues along the U.S.-Mexico border and is not “trying to be the loudest.” By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated after 1 p.m. to 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

_BERNALILLO COUNTY-DEPUTY SHOOTINGS_ Bernalillo County will pay almost $2 million to settle a series of lawsuits stemming from a deputy’s 2017 fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects.

_GAME DEVELOPER-NEW MEXICO _ Video game startup Ganymede Games has announced it will open a new studio in Downtown Las Cruces and create 50 jobs over the next five years.

_OIL BOOM-HOUSING_ Realtors in the heart of New Mexico’s booming oil country say home sales broke records last year and that could spell more housing shortages.

SPORTS

BKN--NUGGETS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Detroit Pistons. By Noah Trister.

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