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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

February 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES ON THE WIRE:

DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE

DENVER _ Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools. The deal was worked out in talks that lasted through the night and signed shortly before classes started. Teachers were encouraged to return to their classrooms, even though the deal awaits ratification by the union membership. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 625 words. AP Photos.

WESTERN STORMS

SAUSALITO, Calif. _ Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the U.S. West into Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona after walloping Northern California and southern Oregon earlier. By Terence Chea and John Antczak. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO-TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY _ Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has denounced Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency that could allow the president to build a southern border wall.

BATTLEMENT MESA-DRILLING _ A group of residents has filed a lawsuit to stop a plan to drill for natural gas near mobile homes in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reports that Battlement Concerned Citizens and the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance sued the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Denver District Court.

SOUTH CAROLINA-DENVER FLIGHTS _ A South Carolina airport is adding nonstop flights to Denver. The Greenville News reports that Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will begin the flights this summer.

SPORTS:

ALL-STAR-CURRY FAMILY WEEKEND

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Dell Curry looks forward to those nights when he can open a bottle of wine, take a seat on his recliner in front of the fireplace alongside wife Sonya and watch their NBA sons play basketball simultaneously on two large-screen television sets in his living room. Those are the nights he has to pinch himself realizing how blessed his family is. By Steve Reed. SENT: 860 words. AP Photos.