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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

January 3, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SANTA FE, N.M. _ Newly inaugurated New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlines first steps toward overhauling the state’s public education system as the state judiciary threatens intervention to force improvements. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


WASHINGTON — No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They’ll all try again Friday. By Lisa Mascaro and Catherline Lucey. SENT: 1,150 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.


_ NEW MEXICO WEATHER: Albuquerque police say the city has seen a spike in accidents as a series of winter storms swept the state.

_ SEXUAL ABUSE-FORMER TEACHER: Sentencing has been delayed for a former New Mexico teacher convicted of sexually abusing two fourth-grade girls a decade ago.

_ MEAT PACKING PLANT-POLLUTION: New Mexico regulators are considering a proposal that calls for investigating soil and groundwater contamination at a former meat packing plant in Albuquerque.

_ NEW MEXICO LOTTERY-SCRATCHERS: The New Mexico Lottery is rolling out three new scratcher games for 2019.

_ WNMU-WELDING PROGRAM: Western New Mexico University is working with international mining company Freeport-McMoRan on a mission to prepare welders for work in Grant County’s Chino and Tyrone mines.



RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ New Mexico State plays California Baptist at CBU Events Center.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Sacramento Kings. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. PST.


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