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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 16, 2019

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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XGR--COLORADO BUDGET

DENVER _ Colorado Gov. Polis speaks to legislative budget-writers about his first budget proposal. By James Anderson. UPCOMING: 450 words after 1:30 p.m. hearing.

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

TEEN VAPING-ADDICTION

WASHINGTON _ The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, according to the latest U.S. figures, which show that Juul and similar products have quickly outpaced cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and other substances that have been tracked over more than four decades. By Matthew Perrone. SENT: 1,257 words, photos.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA SANCTIONS

WASHINGTON _ The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them, including Colorado’s Cory Gardner, voted with Democrats. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 773 words.

IN BRIEF:

PRO RODEO DEATH _ A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Professional Bull Riders say Mason Lowe died Tuesday evening after being taken to a hospital. Group spokesman Andrew Giangola said he was wearing a mandated protective vest. With AP Photo.

POLICE SHOOTING-COLORADO _ Officials say a Colorado police officer shot one person while investigating a stolen car. The Englewood Police Department said the shooting happened Wednesday morning in a parking garage.

PHOTOS:

PRO RODEO DEATH

KING MONUMENT-DENVER _ Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. monument apparently vandalized.

SPORTS:

BKN--HUMBLED NUGGETS

The up-and-coming, Western Conference-contending Denver Nuggets learned a painful lesson against Golden State _ they still have a ways to go. That’s why coach Michael Malone won’t let his team forget about a 142-111 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, but will make them watch it again, especially that NBA-record, 51-point first quarter. “If we want to be the team we all talk about being, we have to learn from this,” Malone said. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

HKN--AVALANCHE-SENATORS

The Colorado Avalanche visit the Ottawa Senators. Game starts at 5 p.m.

BKC--UNLV-AIR FORCE

UNLV plays Air Force at Clune Arena.

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