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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

January 2, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 303-825-0123 or apdenver@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING:

NEW CONGRESS

WASHINGTON _ House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. “The partisanship, rancor and dysfunction of the Trump shutdown is exactly what voters rebuked in November,” said Rep.-elect Joe Neguse of Colorado, a new leader of the freshmen class, in the Democrats’ weekly address. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 970 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

DRY SOUTHWEST-SNOW _ Southwestern Colorado is starting the new year with lots of snow after one of its worst drought years.

SPORTS:

HKN--SHARKS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche try to break out of a five-game skid when they host San Jose on Wednesday night. The Sharks have won two of three. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 7:30 p.m. game.

BKN--NUGGETS-THE JOKER

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic doesn’t exactly have the most athletic look and certainly doesn’t jump out of the gym. Hardly matters as the 7-footer nicknamed The Joker is taking the Western Conference-surprising Denver Nuggets to new heights this season. He’s in line to become Denver’s first All-Star since Carmelo Anthony in 2010-11 and is even being name-dropped in the MVP conversation. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BKC--NEW MEXICO-AIR FORCE

New Mexico plays Air Force at Clune Arena. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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