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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

August 6, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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COLORADO BALLOT MEASURES

DENVER — Monday’s the deadline for submitting proposed November ballot measures, with Colorado energy regulation and transportation funding at the top of the list. By Jim Anderson.

SUPREME COURT-THOMAS CLERKS

WASHINGTON — While the spotlight is on the two former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court, the influence of the court’s most conservative justice, Clarence Thomas, is felt more widely throughout the Trump administration. Allison Eid, 53, a Thomas clerk at the same time Kavanaugh and Gorsuch worked for Kennedy, now holds the seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver that was Gorsuch’s until he joined the high court. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 830 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILDREN-POOL RESCUE — Three children have been hospitalized following a near drowning incident at an apartment complex pool in Colorado Springs. The three children are all under 6 years old. Authorities say one child is listed in critical condition and two are in serious condition.

— POLICE SHOOTING-WESTMINSTER — Officials have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by officers in north suburban Denver as the man drove at them while fleeing an armed robbery.

— LAKE DEATH-KANSAS — Authorities say a Denver man has died in Perry Lake in northeast Kansas.

BBN-PIRATES-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies return home to host Pittsburgh on Monday night after going 2-5 on a road swing. The Rockies will send lefty Kyle Freeland to the mound, while the Pirates counter with righty Joe Musgrove. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.

FBN--OBIT-HECKERT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. He died Sunday night. SENT: 400 words. AP Photos.

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