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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

February 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SANTA FE, N.M. _ Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Pentecostal preacher turned activist who led a violent raid of a northern New Mexico courthouse more than 50 years ago, is the subject of a new documentary. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Mexican director Angel Estrada Soto’s Spanish-language film, “They Called Me King Tiger,” will be shown in New Mexico for the first time Friday. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is releasing thousands of pages of files involving 28 priests who face credible allegations of sexually abusing children. The diocese said Thursday that it has voluntarily shared personnel files with the New Mexico attorney general’s office. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated after 9 a.m. news conference.


WASHINGTON _ Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the weekend. They collapsed over Democratic demands to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, and the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. A Friday midnight deadline is looming to prevent a second partial government shutdown. By Jonathan Lemire and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,100 words, AP photos.


WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November’s midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday as he faces a defining week for his push on the wall — and for his presidency and his 2020 prospects. Weakened by the disastrous government shutdown and facing a fresh deadline Friday, Trump is trying to convince people that that he’ll continue to push to build his long-promised wall, even though there’s no way it would be anywhere near complete by the time voters have to decide whether to give him another term. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,000 words, AP Photos.


_VOLARIS-ALBUQUERQUE-CHIHUAHUA _ Volaris Airlines has announced it will offer a non-stop flight from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Chihuahua, Mexico, beginning in June.

_KOCH GROUP-IMMIGRATION_ A Koch brothers-funded group is sending young immigrants to lobby Congress to push for immigration reform and money for border security initiatives.



HOUSTON _ James Harden looks for his 30th straight 30-point game when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words. Photos.


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