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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

January 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OIL BOOM-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. _ A new slate of oilfield regulators under Democratic leadership in New Mexico weighs whether to reopen a decision relaxing restrictions on gas well locations at a major production basin in the northwest corner of the state. The state Oil Conservation Commission approved greater well densities in the final months of a Republican administration that left office Dec. 31. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump will argue to the nation Tuesday night that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he’s demanding before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers fearing missed paychecks on Friday. By Matthew Daly, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,250 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.

With:

_ AP EXPLAINS-TRUMP-SHUTDOWN: The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 940 words, photos.

_SHUTDOWN-BORDER REALITY: The debate raging in Washington largely overlooks the reality on the border — where issues are not easily solved by a barrier. By Colleen Long. SENT: 880 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ ALBUQUERQUE-SCHOOL FUNDING: Albuquerque voters are considering a tax hike and bond sale that could result in millions of dollars for the city’s public schools.

_ NMSU-VIRTUAL REALITY: A technology company has awarded two faculty members at New Mexico State University $350,000 to create a new kind of laboratory.

_ PLASTIC BAN-ALBUQUERQUE: A recent proposal would severely limit the use of plastic bags, straws and foam containers in Albuquerque.

_ I-10-FATAL WRECK: Authorities say a 5-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona is closed because of a fatal two-vehicle wreck near the Arizona-New Mexico border.

TX--EXCHANGE-FAMILY-PHYSICIANS

ODESSA, Texas — The deeper you get into the medical profession, says Dr. Matthew Brian Furst, the more apparent it becomes that it is a life like no other. By Bob Campbell, Odessa American. SENT: 1,410 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--UNLV--NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ UNLV plays New Mexico at Dreamstyle Arena.

BKN--NUGGETS-HEAT

MIAMAI _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Miami Heat.

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