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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 17, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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DENVER — The Denver Chamber of Commerce is expected to announce Friday which of four transportation funding measures to send to the November ballot. That means Colorado voters over the next two years will have as many as three ballot options to pay for the state’s transportation needs.



DENVER —After 31 years working at a law school in Denver, Lucy Marsh learned that she remained the lowest-paid professor on staff. She also was among the most experienced, surpassed by only one other person. The disclosure in a department memo set off years of litigation against the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law that ended Thursday with a $2.6 million legal settlement for March and six other women. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 625 words, photos.


DENVER — Colorado lawmakers passed 432 bills during their just-concluded 2018 session. But despite the tumult over a spate of sexual misconduct cases, they decided to let next year’s leaders adopt updates to a harassment policy that could provide stricter ground rules for deterring bad behavior, punishing it and letting voters know about it. Leaders of the House and Senate decided to appoint an interim committee to hash out recommendations made by a Denver-based human resources firm this summer. Parsing confidentiality issues, training, hiring human resources professionals and separating politics from investigations couldn’t be done amid the onslaught of legislative business, they agreed. By James Anderson. SENT: 768 words, photos.


DENVER —Denver police are investigating the search of a high school for a shooting suspect following criticism from school staffers and students. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.



BERWYN, Pa. — When 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn’t interested in him anymore, he started texting her images of Adolf Hitler and insults such as “dirty Jew.” Nora’s parents contacted her suburban Philadelphia middle school and police. Soon after, word spread that the boy had supposedly threatened to take a gun to class and target 33 people, including Nora. By Alexandra Villarreal. SENT: 1,087 words, photos.


WATER PIPELINE-LARIMER COUNTY — Larimer County planners are recommending that commissioners reject plans for a pipeline that would supply Poudre River water to a fast-growing Denver suburb.

UNLIT TORCH — Runners participating in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run raced through a part of Colorado with an unlit torch because of the danger of wildfires.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED-PATROL CAR — Authorities say a man from Colorado died after being struck by a police car in suburban St. Louis. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 49-year-old James Kelley, of Lafayette, Colorado, died Wednesday night while he was trying to cross Interstate 70 near a busy shopping area in St. Peters.

BANKERS SURVEY — A monthly survey of bankers shows that the economy is slowly improving in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says that while commodity prices have improved recently, they remain below breakeven for a large share of grain farmers.

GIRL’S DEATH-EVIDENCE— Police say officers found evidence related to a 15-year-old Salt Lake girl’s death at a Wyoming landfill. Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer says 20 officers used rakes to search through garbage for evidence for up to 10 hours on Tuesday.

PEAK RIVER FLOWS — Forecasters say the Yampa and Elk rivers have likely reached their peak flows for the season, barring heavy rain this weekend.



SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 6.94 ERA) pitches the opener against Colorado in the Giants’ first matchup of 2018 with the division rival Rockies. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from game that starts at 8:15 p.m.


BRONCOS-STEVENS — The Denver Broncos have added quarterback Nick Stevens of Colorado State University to their roster.

RUSSIA DOPING-WADA — Russia’s anti-doping agency remained suspended after world anti-doping officials declared the country had made no progress on its key reinstatement criteria.


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