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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

September 22, 2018

Colorado at 3 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn’t work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state legislatures, Democrats are doubling their spending for this year’s state House and Senate elections. It’s a renewed and increasingly urgent attempt to put a dent in the Republican ranks before it’s too late to influence the next round of redistricting, which is set to occur after the 2020 Census. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1384 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE

IN BRIEF:

— COLLEGE ATHLETE SHOT — A Colorado university says a member of its football team has died and police are investigating the man’s shooting death.

— PRISON UPGRADE — A panel of budget-writing lawmakers has approved $1 million to upgrade a prison designed for solitary confinement but Colorado lawmakers would have to recommission the facility before inmates could be housed there.

— MURDER PLEA — A man has pleaded guilty to killing a Colorado woman, telling a judge that he and his wife broke into the home of a 74-year-old woman and strangled her.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-DIAMONDBACKS

The Colorado Rockies, just 1 1/2 games out of first in the NL West, tries to make it two in a row over the Arizona Diamondbacks. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING. 700 words

ILLINOIS STATE-COLORADO STATE

Illinois State plays Colorado State at Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado State Stadium.. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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