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

February 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _Civil rights attorneys plan to release a report on the use of solitary confinement in state prisons that disputes officials’ previous statements on how often it is used in New Mexico’s lockups. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 500 words with photos. Developing from 11 a.m. news conference.  

INTERSTATE 25-BARRICADE SITUATION

HATCH, N.M. — New Mexico authorities say an Arizona man shot and wounded by an officer during a barricade situation along Interstate 25 reportedly abducted his wife in Louisiana and threatened to kill his 7-year-old son during the standoff Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.

FARM DEBT

WICHITA, Kan. — The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 1,010 words, photo.

COYOTE FUR

HERKIMER, N.Y. _ Coyote fur is in big demand, the result of the enduring popularity of Canada Goose and other fur-trimmed parkas. By Michael Hill. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BALLOON FIESTA-GRIDLOCK: Albuquerque is looking for ways to end the gridlock on city streets during the annual international balloon fiesta.

_ PEOPLE-DOLORES HUERTA: Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta says she’s in “awe” of Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio and freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because of conversations they are sparking in the U.S.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEW MEXICO STATE-UMKC

KANSAS CITY _ New Mexico State plays UMKC at Municipal Auditorium.

BKN--JAZZ-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets.

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