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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

November 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ENDANGERED FISH-COMEBACK

FARMINGTON, N.M. —Federal officials say biologists have captured more yearling razorback suckers this fall in the San Juan River than they have captured in one season in more than 20 years. The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports the findings in the San Juan River this spring signify the fish are reproducing in northwest New Mexico. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

RETHINKING POLICING

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new wave of black law enforcement officers and court officials elected in the midterms could help bring changes to the U.S. justice system. A Texas county elected 17 judges who are black women, and five counties in North Carolina elected African-American sheriffs for the first time. In Alabama, voters in the state’s most populous county elected a black district attorney in Birmingham and a black sheriff for the first time. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 830 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— XGR--HOUSE REPUBLICANS: Representatives making up the Republican minority in the New Mexico House are scheduled to meet Sunday to pick a new leader in the wake of the Nov. 7 general election that saw the GOP caucus lose multiple seats.

— SHERIFF’S DEPUTY-HOMICIDE: A southern New Mexico prosecutor is moving again to retry a former Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy in the 2014 fatal shooting of a fellow deputy.

— BACK TO LIFE-LAWSUIT: A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights.

— NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: A U.S. Senate resolution has been introduced to designate November as Native American Heritage month.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEW MEXICO STATE-NEW MEXICO

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

BKN--NUGGETS-PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS — The Denver Nuggets visit the New Orleans Pelicans.

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