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

March 1, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ A simmering dispute between New Mexico’s governor and dozens of sheriffs over a slate of gun-control measures has raised questions over the lawmen’s legal standing in refusing to enforce the proposed laws. By Mar Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


SANTA FE, N.M. _ Far-reaching reforms to New Mexico’s public education system that are poised for votes by the House and Senate would put school districts in new command of their own fates with major budget and salary increases. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


WASHINGTON _ Senate opponents of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggests Trump risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn’t change course. By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor. SENT: 780 words, photo.


TIJUANA, Mexico _ Milagro de Jesus Henriquez Ayala rubs her slightly protruding belly and giggles at her unborn son’s constant kicks. The 15-year-old Salvadoran girl is staying at a shelter in Tijuana with her 13-year-old sister, Xiomara — part of an untold number of Central American youths who traveled with a migrant caravan that crossed Mexico and landed in this crime-ridden city in November. SENT: 510 words, photos.


_ REGENTS APPOINTMENTS: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has nominated regents for five New Mexico colleges, representing her latest set of higher education appointments.

_ CIRCUS ARTS EDUCATION: A New Mexico proposal that would seek funding to promote circus arts such as “clowning” and “giant puppetry” in schools is scheduled to face its first test.

_ AMTRAK-SOUTHWEST CHIEF: Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation have secured $3 million in matching funds to help complete safety upgrades and maintenance along the Southwest Chief train route.

_ RECALL ELECTIONS-NEW MEXICO: A Republican state lawmaker wants to create a process to recall elected officials who disappoint voters after taking office.

_ VOTER REGISTRATION-NEW MEXICO: U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland is co-sponsoring a bill that would require all states to provide same-day voter registration on Election Day for federal elections.



NEW YORK — When actor Chris Hemsworth sought “experts” to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place he turned was to the boxing ring. He found Michael Olajide Jr., a former middleweight contender who literally lost an eye to his sport. Bu Barry Wilner. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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