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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

February 7, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE

DENVER _ Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job for the first time in 25 years over an incentive pay system touted by education reformers but seen as unpredictable and unfair to experienced teachers. By Colleen Slevin. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.

ELECTIONS 2020-COLORADO SENATE

DENVER _ Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff on Thursday said he would challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, presaging a possible crowded primary field in the effort to oust the freshman senator. Romanoff helped engineer the Democratic Party’s takeover of the state Legislature 13 years ago and lost in a Democratic Senate primary in 2010, when he failed to oust Sen. Michael Bennet. He also lost a race against Republican Rep. Mike Coffman in 2014. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 247 words. UPCOMING: Photo.

IN BRIEF:

XGR-MEDICAL MARIJUANA-AUTISM _ Colorado’s House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders. The bill had strong bipartisan support, passing 63-0 on Thursday.

MISSING WOMAN-COLORADO _ A Colorado judge has decided that a 1-year-old girl will continue to stay with her maternal grandparents as prosecutors pursue a murder charge against the girl’s father for her mother’s death.

COLORADO WEATHER _ Frigid weather has closed schools in and around Denver and delayed the school day in other school districts in Colorado.

SPORTS:

HKN--AVALANCHE-CAPITALS

WASHINGTON _ The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals look for their second consecutive victory as they host the struggling Colorado Avalanche. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 5 p.m. game.

BKC--PORTLAND STATE-NORTHERN COLORADO

Portland State plays Northern Colorado at Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center.

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