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

March 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLEAN ENERGY-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico is known for its wide-open spaces, wind-swept plains and nearly endless supply of sunshine, and yet the promise of an economy built on renewable energy has long eluded politicians here. Until now. A measure that sets aggressive new quotes for renewable energy production has won bipartisan support in the state Senate. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

HIGH SCHOOL-E-SPORTS TEAMS

PORTALES, N.M. New Mexico is seeking to expand among its public high school a new sport _ video games. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

BORDER AGENCY-JOURNALISTS

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year’s migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents. SENT: 570 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ GOP-VULGAR POSTING: The Republican Party of New Mexico has apologized to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham after a volunteer posted a vulgar meme on the party’s Facebook page.

_ VACCINATIONS-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico health officials are calling for more parents to vaccinate their children.

SPORTS:

BBO--SPRING TRAINING-THE GRIND

LAKELAND, Fla. _It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun in the sun, but make no mistake: Spring training can be a grind. Pitchers obviously need to build their arms up slowly, and position players face their own challenges, including hard, dry fields. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m. ET.

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