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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

January 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 GOVERNOR-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ A freshly inaugurated Democratic governor in New Mexico shifts the course for state government after eight years of Republican control during her first full day on the job. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SPORTS-BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 1,040 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING: Updates.

CLERGY ABUSE-PRAYER RETREAT-NEWS GUIDE

DETROIT _ U.S. Catholic bishops gather for a weeklong prayer retreat at a seminary near Chicago to reflect on the clergy sexual abuse scandal. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 930 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW MEXICO WEATHER: The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico were among numerous employers big and small closing offices and other facilities Wednesday due to snowfall that also caused road closures in the region.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEW MEXICO-AIR FORCE

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. _ New Mexico plays Air Force at Clune Arena.

BKN--NUGGETS-THE JOKER

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic doesn’t exactly have the most athletic look and certainly doesn’t jump out of the gym. Hardly matters as the 7-footer nicknamed The Joker is taking the Western Conference-surprising Denver Nuggets to new heights this season. He’s in line to become Denver’s first All-Star since Carmelo Anthony in 2010-11 and is even being name-dropped in the MVP conversation. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST.

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