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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

February 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR-GUN BILL-COLORADO

A Democrat-sponsored bill to permit the seizure of guns from persons deemed to pose a threat gets its first legislative hearing. Lawmakers say this year’s “red flag” bill has overwhelming support from law enforcement. UPCOMING: 500 words before 1:30 p.m. MT hearing, will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL I-70 CRASH-DAUGHTER _ A 6-year-old Colorado girl who survived a crash that killed her mother on Christmas Eve is back home after getting a hero’s welcome from her community.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-NO DOUBTING THOMAS

DENVER _ Isaiah Thomas was given all the time he needed to heal his surgically repaired hip. There was no reason to rush back with the Denver Nuggets near the top of the Western Conference. Just before the All-Star break, the point guard returned to the court and showed a glimpse _ eight points in 13 minutes _ of the boost he can give the Nuggets down the stretch as they try to make the postseason for the first time since 2012-13. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

OLY--USOC REORGANIZATION

The U.S. Olympic Committee has tabbed Paralympic executive Rick Adams to serve as its new chief of sport performance, and will also create a new department charged with making it easier for athletes to deal with off-the-field needs, including health care and reporting inappropriate conduct. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 418 words, photo.