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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-NEW MEXICO-PINK WAVE

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico state House of Representatives is inching within three seats of gender parity as the Democratic caucus turns majority female. In other milestones, the governor’s office passed from one Latina to another and a woman will oversee the State Land Office, a bastion of male power until now. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. tribal policy experts say historic congressional wins by Native American women are likely to make them the new standard bearers for Indian Country. SENT: 850 words, photos. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 850 words, photos.

HOUSE-LEADERSHIP FIGHT

WASHINGTON — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump’s preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority. A New Mexico lawmaker wants a spot on the House Democrats’ leadership team. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-OUTDOOR RETAILERS

DENVER — Outdoor retailers talk about the impacts of the midterm election on the environment and their business and lay out their wish list for the new Congress. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. By Maria Verez and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 650 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—NAVAJO LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Navajo Nation lawmaker has resigned his post to work for the tribal president. The tribe’s elections office declared a vacancy for Dwight Witherspoon’s seat Wednesday.

SPORTS:

FBN--CARDINALS-FITZGERALD’S NUMBERS

TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald is closing in on another impressive milestone to his prolific NFL career. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m. MST.

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