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BC-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

January 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SEND: 620 words.


LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Pat Garrett, an Old West sheriff who is remembered for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, is scheduled to be the focus of a new festival in southern New Mexico. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.


Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 1,080 words, photo.


WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to ratchet up his demands on his long-stalled border wall, appearing to sour on congressional talks aimed at striking a deal with Democrats that he could sign. By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram. SENT: 870 words, photos.


DENVER — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 880 words, photos.


PHOENIX _ Arizona lawmakers face a deadline Thursday to let the state join a conservation plan for the Colorado River or risk blowing up a compromise years in the making for the seven states that draw water from the drought-stricken river. The state House and Senate are scheduled to consider the legislation in marathon sessions in Phoenix on Thursday. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 690 words.


_ FATAL SHOOTING-AUTOPSY: An autopsy reveals an armed robbery suspect was shot at least 40 times by members of the U.S. Marshals Service outside an Albuquerque motel.

_ FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES-NEW MEXICO: An annual deadline is arriving for New Mexico legislators and statewide officeholders to file personal financial disclosure statements with the Secretary of State’s Office.

_ PNM-POWER PLANT: State regulators have cleared the way to begin public hearings on Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s plans to abandon a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico.

_ BABY SHOT IN FACE: The teen mother of an infant who was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel has been released from jail.

_ FATAL COLLISION-SENTENCE: A Tuba City, Arizona, man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to a count of second-degree murder.



LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ UMKC plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center.


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