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AP-NM--New Mexico News Advisory, NM

September 19, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. By Mary Hudetz. AP Photos. SENT: 750 words.

GOVERNOR’S RACE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE — Errors in an attack ad against the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in New Mexico have set off sparring between campaigns, as Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican Congressman Steve Pearce converge for a first public debate. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 300 words. AP Photos.

SOCCER TEAM-SEXUAL ASSAULT

HOBBS, N.M. — The alleged ring leader of reported hazing on the Hobbs High School boys soccer team and another student were criminally charged last year in a sexual misconduct case, although the felony charges were later dismissed against the alleged ring leader. UPCOMING: 300 words.

MEXICO BORDER WALL-IMAGES

NEWARK, Ohio — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

VETERANS HORSEMANSHIP PROGRAM

SANTA FE, N.M. — U.S. Army veteran Brian Ray was sitting tall in the saddle of a palomino quarter horse at the Crossed Arrows Ranch south of Santa Fe. The combat vet, who had spent three decades in the military, including two tours in Iraq as an adviser, focused his heart, mind and body on his connection with the horse. By Robert Nott. AP Photos.

ALSO:

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO: The national Democratic and Republican parties are jumping into a bellwether congressional race in southern New Mexico that may determine which party controls the U.S. House.

— MOTEL MURDER-LAWSUIT: The ex-wife and son of a man killed at a northwestern New Mexico motel are suing the motel.

— MOVING BIGHORN SHEEP: New Mexico wildlife officials are hoping to relocate 40 to 60 desert bighorn sheep to the Sacramento Mountains — an area where the animal has been absent for nearly a century.

SPORTS:

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA

Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small town Iowa with a history of violence. Investigators say their contrasting lives intersected in a violent and tragic way when Richards allegedly attacked and stabbed Barquin to death at a golf course on Monday. UPCOMING: 400 words.

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