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

January 16, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Democratic New Mexico Gov. is urging lawmakers to quickly send her noncontroversial bills that were blocked by her Republican predecessor. Republicans say the so-called rocket docket is unfair to new legislators. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

With:

_ XGR-PUBLIC EDUCATION-NEW MEXICO: Republican House Minority Whip Rod Montoya says New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s changes on student testing are confusing educators.

ABORTION-STATE BATTLEGROUND

NEW YORK _ State lawmakers and activists on both sides of the abortion debate are emboldened by recent political developments and plan to push aggressively this year for bills high on their wish lists. By David Crary. 1,000 words., photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala _ The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers. By Sonia Perez D and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 1,150 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHUTDOWN-NEW MEXICO: More than 1,300 furloughed federal workers in New Mexico have applied for unemployment benefits that would act as a short-term loan.

_ BODY SCAN DATABASE: Researchers are converting thousands of full-body scans done by the state Office of the Medical Investigator as part of an effort to build a searchable database that can help anthropologists, criminal investigators and others.

_ LOS ALAMOS LAB-ECONOMY: Researchers have found that Los Alamos National Laboratory has had an average annual economic impact on New Mexico of about $3 billion from 2015 to 2017.

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