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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

December 29, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EXCHANGE-IMMIGRANT SUPPORT

SANTA FE, N.M. _ In Santa Fe, Gerald’s House is dedicated to providing support to grieving children, teens and families. Of the many services the nonprofit organization provides, a program called Nuestra Jornada focuses mainly on assisting immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally, including those who have been separated from loved ones due to deportation. By Oliva Harlow. The Santa Fe New Mexican. UPCOMING: 780 words, photos.

CHILD DEAD-BORDER

YUMA, Ariz. — More thorough initial health screenings for migrants, as well as secondary screenings, will be held for every child in Border Patrol custody following the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was visiting Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday. SENT: 590 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO — A California officer’s killing reignites the state’s sanctuary law fight. By Olga Rodriguez and Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ JUVENILE RECORDS-NEW MEXICO: Proposed rule changes that would have sealed records in many New Mexico crime cases involving juveniles have been rejected by the state Supreme Court.

_ OFFICER KILLED-APPEAL: The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence for a man convicted of killing a suburban Albuquerque police officer.

_ DISTRIBUTION COMPANY-INVESTMENT: A regional distribution company has plans to invest another $16.5 million to expand its operations in southern New Mexico.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Phoenix Suns.

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