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

May 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEW MEXICO-RACINO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico’s newly minted panel of horse racing regulators has scheduled a special meeting Friday and one of the first orders of business during their executive session will be the state’s sixth and final license for a track and casino. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SPORTS BETTING-NASCAR

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official data will allow Genius Sports to help books provide up-to-the-minute odds and a slew of traditional wagers and prop bets. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 870 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BORDER ARRESTS-NEW MEXICO: U.S. Border Patrol agents say more large groups of migrants are in custody after crossing into southern New Mexico.

_ PENSION FUND-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico’s state treasurer is renewing accusations that past pay raises were not properly approved for the executive director at a state public pension fund.

_ CHILD NUTRITION-TRIBES: Federal legislation has been re-introduced to allow tribal governments to administer child nutrition programs in their communities.

_ VEHICLE REGISTRATION MISTAKE-NEW MEXICO: Motor vehicle officials say an extra zero was mistakenly added to the cost of vehicle registration fees on postcard reminders sent to more than 90,000 New Mexico residents.

_ CANNABIS DISPENSARIES BURGLARIZED: Police say burglars hit two medical cannabis dispensaries in Santa Fe in what appears to be a string of burglaries targeting dispensaries.

_ SMOKEY BEAR LIVE: Public broadcasting stations that serve New Mexico and parts of West Texas are teaming up with the U.S. Forest Service to create a virtual field trip that will highlight Smokey Bear, the cub that became the face of wildfire prevention.

SPORTS

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies return home Friday against Arizona after a 4-3 trip. The Rockies will throw lefty Tyler Anderson, while the Diamondbacks counter with Robbie Ray. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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