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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 20, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ROUTED REPUBLICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After the Republican Party of New Mexico suffered historic losses statewide and in the state House, the party that captured one chamber and the governor’s mansion just four years ago is now without a clear leader and must decide what to do to rebuild. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS

HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 560 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— HEPATITIS OUTBREAK-ALBUQUERQUE: The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in the Albuquerque area.

— NUKE REPOSITORY-VENTILATION: A company based in southern New Mexico has been awarded a contract to install a ventilation system at the federal government’s only nuclear waste repository.

— EASTERN NEW MEXICO NEWS-PUBLISHER: The Eastern New Mexico News has announced that Editor David Stevens has been named publisher.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25--TOP 25 THIS WEEK

Holiday tournaments are in full swing, and that means plenty of tantalizing matchups involving teams in the AP’s Top 25. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. SENT 700 words, photos.

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