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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PENSION WOES-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ The board overseeing a $15 billion public pension fund for state and local government workers is weighing a new round of staff pay increases amid accusations that past salary hikes were adopted improperly without full board approval. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

ELECTION 2020-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Republican Yvette Herrell is vowing to will wage a different campaign against Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in the 2020 southern New Mexico congressional race after facing criticism for avoiding televised debates and failing to regularly visit Hispanic areas in a district with a large Latino population in 2018. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump and Republican senators are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss a new White House immigration plan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update. Closed meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ AIR FORCE BASE-CONSERVATION: Cannon Air Force Base has partnered with The Conservation Fund for the protection of nearly 48 square miles (124 square kilometers) of land adjacent to the Melrose Air Force Range.

_ FEDERAL COURT-VACANCY: There will be an open seat on the federal bench in New Mexico, and it will be up to the state’s two U.S. senators to recommend to President Donald Trump a short list of qualified candidates for the position.

_ BUSINESSMAN-TAX EVASION: The owner of an Albuquerque jewelry store is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

_ CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE-NEW MEXICO: A judge has approved a legal settlement aimed at providing more uniform and predictable access to childcare-assistance subsidies overseen by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, plaintiffs announced Monday.

SPORTS

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ San Francisco plays Colorado at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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