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DENVER — A simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of low-level marijuana convictions that occurred in Denver before recreational use became legal in Colorado, officials said Wednesday. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 457 words, photos.
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-WILDLIFE REFUGES
WASHINGTON _ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges, including one in Colorado, to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The partial restaffing of 38 wildlife refuges is angering wildlife groups, who accuse the Trump administration of trying to minimize the public impact of the more than two-week-old shutdown to limit the political blowback for President Donald Trump. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 900 words, national lines. AP Photo.
ENGLEWOOD — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 732 words, photos.
The Colorado Avalanche visit the Calgary Flames.
SUPER BOWL TICKETS-LAWSUIT
A lawsuit claiming the NFL’s ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium violated consumer fraud laws has been dealt a defeat in court. New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the NFL didn’t violate the laws when it released just 1 percent of tickets through a lottery. Seattle defeated Denver 43-8 in the first Super Bowl held at a cold-weather location. By David Porter. SENT: 449 words.
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