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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

January 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Two state lawmakers are putting forward a series of anti-crime proposals, including one they say would boost police retention by allowing for $15,000 bonuses for veteran officers. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the case of a man arrested numerous times on domestic violence charges, the New Mexico Supreme Court says a person’s right to confront an accuser can be forfeited if that defendant is accused of wrongdoing through coercion or intimidation. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.


WASHINGTON — Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: Update, photos.


Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird many of the world’s smartphones and personal computers. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— BORDER BOOM TOWN-INVESTMENT: An El Paso businessman and developer is investing in a booming New Mexico industrial area along the U.S.-Mexico border.

— SANTA FE PUBLIC TOILET: City officials are considering installing a public toilet in downtown Santa Fe — an area that officials say lacks public restrooms, leaving local businesses to cater to tourists’ going needs.

— HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RACE: A Republican candidate has dropped out of the race to represent New Mexico in the United States House of Representatives.

— SOLAR DISCLOSURE FORM: The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is hoping a new disclosure form will provide more information for customers considering rooftop solar.



ATLANTA — Congratulations to the 2017 national champion from the SEC. On to 2018. Six story lines to follow next season from high-profile QB competitions to heat on Jim Harbaugh to the Pac-12′s attempt to recover from a rough season. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 980 words.


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