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DENVER _ Colorado lawmakers consider an ambitious family leave bill that’s opposed by most major business chambers. Expected by 2 p.m.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Sharpening his argument for a Space Force, the acting Pentagon chief on Tuesday called it a “low cost, low bureaucracy” way to stay ahead of China, Russia and other nations seeking to erase American military advantages in space. By Robert Burns. SENT: 724 words.
SNOW FENCE THEFT _ Two Colorado men have been ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution to the Wyoming Department of Transportation for stealing pieces of wood fences designed to help reduce snow blowing onto Wyoming highways in the winter.
POLICE SHOOTING-BYSTANDER _ The Colorado Springs City Council has given city attorneys permission to represent the city, its former police chief and two officers in a lawsuit filed by a bystander who was paralyzed during a fatal shootout
TORONTO _ Thanks to a trade with the last-place-finishing Ottawa Senators, the Colorado Avalanche enter the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday with the best odds of landing the top pick. Colorado has an 18.5% of winning the lottery, and can fall no further than No. 4. UPCOMING: 650 words. Draft lottery begins at 6 p.m.
DENVER _ Once the backup, goaltender Philipp Grubauer has stepped in and helped save the Colorado Avalanche season. He went 7-0-2 down the stretch as the Avs earned the last wild-card playoff spot in the West. Asked if Grubauer would be in net for Game 1 in Calgary on Thursday, coach Jared Bednar wouldn’t tip his hand. It seems like a pretty safe bet for the goaltender who’s serenaded with chants of “Gruuuuu” by the home fans after every save. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.
DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies try to halt a four-game skid on Tuesday night against Atlanta with German Marquez on the mound. The Braves will throw Max Fried. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.
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