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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A bill to expand background checks on private gun sales in New Mexico is headed to the governor’s desk for her promised signature as another crucial question emerges for law enforcement who have been divided over the measure. How do they expect to enforce it? By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 600 words.


_ LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at safeguard the legal rights of sexual-assault victims who report to police.

_ MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico state Senate has passed a bill that would decrease penalties for marijuana possession.

_ JAIL-SEWAGE TREATMENT: Officials in a southeastern New Mexico community are expecting state regulators to fault the city over its sewage treatment plant.

_ UNION COMPLAINTS-DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Discrimination complaints leveled by a union against a southern New Mexico District Attorney’s office have been dismissed.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Boise State plays New Mexico at Dreamstyle Arena.


LOS ANGELES _ Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets look to end the three-game losing streak that has knocked them out of first place in the Western Conference when they visit LeBron James and the slumping Lakers. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m. PST.


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