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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

March 19, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DRY SOUTHWEST-RIO GRANDE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Climatologists are scheduled Tuesday to talk about the extreme drought’s effect on one of North America’s longest rivers and what water supplies along the Rio Grande are expected to be this year. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

MEXICO-ASYLUM

SAN DIEGO _ The first hearings are held for Central American asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through US courts, a major shift in US policy under President Donald Trump. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PREVIEW

DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies worked out a long-term deal with All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado. They also brought in Daniel Murphy to bolster their offense and extended the contract of manager Bud Black. They’re hoping the moves pay off with the first NL West title in franchise history. By Pat Graham. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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