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AP-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

November 7, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-COLORADO

DENVER — Generating its own “blue wave,” Colorado moved markedly left in the midterm elections, choosing the nation’s first openly gay governor, ousting a five-term GOP congressman and capturing key state offices held by Republicans. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis handily defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in Tuesday’s race to succeed centrist Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is term-limited and considering a 2020 presidential run. By James Anderson. SENT: 730 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-COLORADO

DENVER — The suburban Denver district that Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman represented for five terms has turned more Democratic and more diverse over the years, but Coffman changed, too, holding off one challenger after another. But resentment toward President Donald Trump and mistrust of the GOP’s immigration policies proved too much this election, Coffman said Tuesday after he lost to first-time Democratic candidate Jason Crow. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 810 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT ISSUES-COLORADO

DENVER — Colorado voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have tightly restricted where new oil and gas wells could be drilled across the state — the latest development in a contentious debate about how much control state and local governments can exert over the powerful fossil fuels industry. Proposition 112 would have required that new wells be at least 2,500 feet (750 meters) from occupied buildings and “vulnerable areas” such as parks, creeks and irrigation canals. It also would have allowed local governments to require even bigger buffer zones. By Thomas Peipert. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

FALSE BEAR ATTACK — Officials say a woman has been sentenced to 20 hours of community service for falsely reporting a bear attack in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

ELECTION 2018-COLORADO-LOCAL TAXES — Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

EARNS-DISH NETWORK — Dish Network Corp. (DISH) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $431.7 million. The Englewood, Colorado-based company said it had profit of 82 cents per share.

SPORTS:

HKN-PREDATORS-AVALANCHE

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Nashville on Wednesday night in a rematch of a first-round series from last season. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.

BKN--NUGGETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

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