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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

NEW MEXICO TOURISM-FUTURE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The future of the “New Mexico True” tourism campaign developed by the administration of outgoing Gov. Susana Martinez remains unclear despite promises by Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham to expand tourism in the state. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-CITIES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new report analyzing police data and media reports finds hundreds of cases of missing and murdered Native American women in more than a dozen U.S. cities, where advocates say law enforcement frequently fails to adequately track or identify the cases.. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

OPEN PRIMARIES-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — Advocated for opening primary elections to independent voters are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to block public funding of the state’s closed primary election system, hoping to lay the groundwork for state-by-state challenges. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

ASYLUM WAGES-LAWSUIT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three detained men from Cameroon who came to the United States seeking asylum were paid as little as $1 per day as part of a “volunteer” work program at the privately-run prison in New Mexico, according to a new federal lawsuit. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 350 words

SOUTHWEST-FATAL ACCIDENT

Federal safety officials plan to question representatives from engine maker CFM International and Boeing about the fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet this year. The National Transportation Safety Board hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., is expected to last several hours. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, longer version.

EPA-METHANE

DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver on Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— NUKE REPOSITORY-VENTILATION: The U.S. Energy Department says a New York-based company is building several massive fans to be used in a new multimillion-dollar ventilation system for the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

— FILM-RATTLESNAKE: The feature film “Rattlesnake” is being filmed at a handful of locations around northern New Mexico.

— NEW MEXICO TECH-GRAD STUDENTS: New Mexico Tech says it hopes to recruit more graduate students from around the West by joining a 60-university multistate program that allows students to enroll in graduate programs at resident tuition rates.

— ALBUQUERQUE-OPEN SPACE: Colleen McRoberts has been selected as Albuquerque’s first female open space superintendent.

SPORTS:

BKC--SAINT MARY’S-NEW MEXICO STATE

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Saint Mary’s plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center.

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