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

May 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

FOREST RESTORATION-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A plan by the U.S. government to allow logging across portions of a national forest in southern New Mexico is drawing criticism from environmentalists. The proposed thinning project is part of a large-scale restoration plan aimed at reducing the threat of wildfire. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 350 words.

MIGRANT FAMILIES-DEPORTATIONS

WASHINTON _ Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining resources and a growing number of Central Americans crossing the border, sources tell AP. By Colleen Long. SENT: 490 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ CLERGY ABUSE-NEW MEXICO: A former Gallup priest listed as a credibly accused abuser by New Mexico’s three Catholic dioceses has died.

_ IMMIGRATION DETENTION-NEW MEXICO: A closed private prison in central New Mexico may reopen to hold immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO: Patient enrollment in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program grew at a fast clip in April.

SPORTS

BBN--ROCKIES-RED SOX

BOSTON _ Colorado plays Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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