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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 RACINO LICENSE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico racing regulators are expected Thursday to issue the state’s sixth and final license for a horse racetrack and casino. The existing racinos are against the move, saying it would harm the state’s horse racing industry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version.

ELECTION 2018-CHARTER SCHOOLS

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. By Sally Ho. SENT: 810 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. By Colleen Long. SENT: 830 words, photos.

With:

_ MIGRANT CARAVAN-BABY: A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. SENT: 390 words, photos.

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY LEASES

BILLINGS, Mont. _ The Trump administration is advancing its plan to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. Land management plans released Thursday covering portions of seven states would open more areas to leasing and allow waivers that would allow drilling pads to encroach into habitat for greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 520 words.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-LIVING ON THE EDGE

CHICAO, Calif. _ Hundreds of people displaced by a deadly Northern California wildfire are still in a shelter nearly a month later after the fire struck. For some it’s a warm place to stay with close to loved ones, but many were homeless or nearly so before escaping with their lives and little else. The future is uncertain for all the fire’s victims, but it’s uniquely challenging for those who already were living on the edge. By Jonathan Cooper. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE SENATE-NEW MEXICO: Republican state Sen. Carroll Leavell of Jal is retiring after more than two decades in the New Mexico Legislature.

SPORTS:

FBN--INSIDE THE NUMBERS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has started his first two seasons with the team with a 2-10 record. He’s just the fifth coach to do that since the merger, joining Hue Jackson, Jim Schwartz, Leeman Bennett and John McKay. Bennett got fired after his second season and Jackson didn’t make it through his third with the Browns. Schwartz and McKay stayed long enough to lead their teams into the playoffs, progress Shanahan hopes to be able to make with the 49ers. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

FBN-NFL MAN OF YEAR

NEW YORK — Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 490 words.

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