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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 26, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SANTA FE, N.M. _ A new law that takes effect with the start of the new year should provide greater scrutiny of expenditures from an unaudited fund that the New Mexico governor uses for social obligations and other expenses. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,950 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.


WASHINGTON _ Wednesday is the first full business day of the partial government shutdown. So far, the public and federal workers have largely been spared inconvenience and hardship because government is closed on weekends and federal employees were excused from work on Christmas Eve and Christmas. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Trump said the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


_ SHUTDOWN-WHITE SANDS: The federal government’s partial shutdown hasn’t stopped some people from visiting White Sands National Monument though the site in southern New Mexico is closed.


LAS VEGAS _ A Native American tribe in Mississippi earlier this year became the first to open a sports book on tribal lands outside Nevada following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But months after tribes cheered the end of a ban on sports betting, only two have opened sports books. That’s because the regulatory challenges and low-margin nature of the business have prompted them to carefully weigh whether their casinos truly need the amenity. By Regina Garcia-Cano. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.



DENVER _ Eleven months ago, Case Keenum engineered the “Minneapolis Miracle.” Now, he’s one of the architects of the “Denver Debacle.” By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 780 words, photos.


SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs play the first of two straight against the Nuggets. The rematch is in two nights in Denver. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.


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