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

March 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MODERATE-LIBERAL DEMOCRATS CLASH

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Liberal New Mexico House freshmen lawmakers saw some bills blocked by moderate Democrats in the state Senate this session. The Democratic first-term House lawmakers say overall they were satisfied with the results from the Democratic-controlled Legislative session that ended Friday. But many say they were frustrated by conservative Democrats in the Senate who stalled and tabled more liberal proposals on marijuana, early childhood education and immigration. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words, AP Photos. UPCOMING: 400 words after 1 p.m.

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_INTERSTATE-HOMICIDE _ Albuquerque police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle off a busy interstate.

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NCAA--THINGS TO KNOW

The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds, but no league has put three teams in the Final Four since 1985. That year, Georgetown and St. John’s arrived as Big East behemoths, only to be upstaged when conference rival Villanova took the title. The ACC’s top-seeded trio this year is Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. By Noah Trister. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA-FIRST FOUR

DAYTON, Ohio _ Coach Fran Dunphy’s final season is finishing with a trip to the NCAA Tournament, where his Temple Owls face Belmont in a First Four game. Fairleigh Dickinson plays Prairie View A&M _ making its first tournament appearance since 1998 _ in the other game Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words.

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