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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

January 4, 2018

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s top prosecutors say no state laws were broken by the transfer of fetal tissue between an Albuquerque abortion clinic and researchers at the University of New Mexico. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


SANTA FE, N.M. — Creators of a popular immersive art entertainment project in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday announced a push into a major metropolitan market with plans for an interactive exhibit and music venue on a highway-side property in an industrial downtown Denver neighborhood. By Morgan Lee and Thomas Peipert. SENT: 320 words, photos.


SANTA FE, N.M. — State regulators have rescinded a decision that allowed New Mexico’s largest electric utility to increase rates for customers but limited the amount of money the utility could recoup on upgrades at a coal-fired power plant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said so-called chain migration provides “a gateway for terrorism” Thursday as he sat down with a handful of Republican senators to talk immigration. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 280 words.


WASHINGTON — With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. By Steve Peoples and Matthew Daly. SENT: 970 words.


HOUSTON — As the national discussion of sexual misconduct grows, advocates for immigrants say they hope the conversation will include immigrant detention facilities, where they say many cases go uncounted because victims are afraid to come forward or, when they do, their cases aren’t fully investigated. By Nomaan Merchant. UPCOMING: 950 words, photo.


— SKI APACHE-RESTORATION WORK: Federal forest officials are considering a proposal by a ski resort in southern New Mexico to remove trees killed by a 2012 wildfire to reduce fuels in the area and mitigate possible risks to visitors and staff.

— CONGRESSIONAL RACE-NEW MEXICO: A New Mexico GOP congressional candidate has landed an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

— TRUST LANDS-ILLEGAL DUMPING: About 170 tons of trash and tires have been cleaned up from two sites in southeastern New Mexico as the State Land Office continues efforts to mitigate trespassing and illegal dumping concerns on trust lands.

— POACHING-OTERO COUNTY: The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating poaching of deer and elk in Otero County.

— CARLSBAD CAVERNS-ENTRY FEE: The entrance fee at a popular New Mexico attraction was raised for the first time since 2012.

— BUDGET TROUBLE: Officials say a New Mexico county is in deep financial trouble and may be bankrupt in 60 days.

— CHIEF JUDGE: The U.S. District Court for New Mexico says Chief Judge M. Christina Armijo will take senior status in February.



Welcome back, Buffalo. You, too, Jacksonville and Tennessee. It’s been a while, Los Angeles. The NFL playoffs open this weekend with a few teams — and cities — that have been merely spectators in January for several years. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST for weekend use.


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