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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

December 20, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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CONGRESS-SEX ABUSE

A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar and others that have led to calls for change at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports organizations it oversees. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 437 words.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

CIVIL RIGHTS-NATIVE AMERICANS

A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds the federal government has done little to improve the funding for Native American tribes under treaty obligations. The report released Thursday is a followup to a 2003 report that called the funding levels a quiet crisis. By Felicia Fonseca.

IN BRIEF:

GRAND JUNCTION-CHICAGO FLIGHT_ Travelers in Grand Junction soon will be able to fly directly to Chicago. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports United Airlines announced Wednesday that it will start a seasonal flight between Grand Junction Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport in June.

BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests the regional economy is growing. The overall index of the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet survey for December climbed back above growth neutral to hit 54.2, compared with 49.9 in November.

AURORA-FATHER MURDERED _ A 40-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison for assaulting and killing his father in November 2015.

SOUTHERN COLORADO-SHOOTINGS _ Prosecutors say a sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed an armed murder suspect east of Colorado Springs.

SPORTS:

BROKEN BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD _ Out of the playoff picture, the Denver Broncos won’t be experimenting with backup quarterback Kevin Hogan but rather sticking with Case Keenum over the final two games. Too conservative for his own coach’s liking, Keenum swung the other way last weekend. He’s been all over the map in his first season in Denver. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

FBN--LINDSAY’S RISE

ENGLEWOOD _ No, Phillip Lindsay never once thought he’d become the first undrafted offensive player to make the Pro Bowl, but he hopes his story inspires underdogs everywhere. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

BRONCOS-RAIDERS PREVIEW CAPSULE

DENVER (6-8) at OAKLAND (3-11) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN By The Associated Press.

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