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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

May 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

XGR-IMMUNIZATIONS-COLORADO

DENVER _ Colorado lawmakers are weighing whether to make it harder for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations as time runs out in their legislative session. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-PRESIDENT

BOULDER _ University of Colorado regents are scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to hire former GOP congressman Mark Kennedy as the school’s president in the face of strong opposition. Developing from 1 p.m. meeting.

TOP STORIES ON THE WIRE:

ELECTION 2020-MICHAEL BENNET

DENVER _ U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a policy-oriented moderate, made his announcement on CBS’ “CBS This Morning,” saying the country faces two “enormous challenges,” among others: “One is the lack of economic mobility and opportunity for most Americans, and the other is the need to restore integrity to our government.” By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.

With: ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

CAR-SHARING-REGULATION BATTLES

PHOENIX _ When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought a BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called Turo. It allows his family of seven to have a nicer car, essentially for free. Bills governing the practice have been introduced in more than 30 other states, with the fight especially contentious in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico and Ohio. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

HKN-SHARKS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche trail San Jose 2-1 going into Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series Thursday night. The Avalanche are vowing to be more responsible with the puck after a turnover-filled game. They could have forward Matt Calvert back in the lineup. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.

BKN--NUGGETS-CRAIG

DENVER _ Nose bloodied, Torrey Craig returned wearing a clear mask. Knocked down later, his Denver Nuggets teammates rushed to his defense. By Pat Graham. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.

BBN--ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Colorado Rockies go for a series split against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rockies ended a three-game losing streak with their 11-4 win Wednesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 11:10 p.m.