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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NEW MEXICO COURTS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico’s chief justice addresses lawmakers on the needs of a court system that has faced sweeping changes and challenges in recent years. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

RACINO LICENSE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico regulators are scheduled to discuss the state’s sixth and final license for a horse track and casino at its meeting Thursday. The Racing Commission has pushed off a decision on awarding the lucrative license at three previous meetings. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-WILDFIRES

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 830 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BORDER PATROL-ARRESTS: U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico say a group of nearly 250 immigrants are in custody after turning themselves in to authorities at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

_ ALBUQUERQUE HOMELESS:— Albuquerque is creating an advisory council to address homelessness in New Mexico’s largest city.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEW MEXICO STATE-SEATTLE

SEATTLE _ New Mexico State plays Seattle at Redhawk Center.

BKN--BULLS NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Chicago Bulls visit the Denver Nuggets.

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