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COLORADO-STATE OF THE STATE
DENVER _ Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is outlining his first-term priorities to a Legislature controlled by fellow Democrats. Polis is calling of full-day paid kindergarten as his administration’s first goal in a State of the State speech to lawmakers Thursday. He says Colorado, which now funds half-day kindergarten, has the funds to do it. By James Anderson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.
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NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT-WILDLIFE REFUGE
DENVER _ Activists are asking a judge to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver. The activists said Thursday that the documents could show whether the federal government did enough to clean up the site before turning part of it into a wildlife refuge and opening it to the public. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m.
FILM REVIEW-A DOG’S WAY HOME
How much of a sweet tooth do you have when it comes to movies? It’s a question you might want to consider before stepping out for “A Dog’s Way Home ,” W. Bruce Cameron adaptation of his book about a dog who finds her way back to her owner across 400 miles of Colorado terrain, because this is one sugary concoction. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 580 words, national lines. AP Photos.
OGDEN, Utah _ Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take out loans to stay afloat. On Thursday, federal workers called for an end to the shutdown during rallies planned in such places as Denver and Ogden. By Brady McCombs and Juliet Linderman. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.
FRONTIER AIRLINES-PILOTS _ Frontier Airlines pilots have approved a new contract nearly three years after starting negotiations. The Air Line Pilots Association said 77 percent of pilots for the Denver-based discount carrier backed the deal in a vote that ended Thursday.
ASTRAZENECA-COLORADO LAYOFFS _ A biopharmaceutical company is laying off more than 200 employees in Colorado.
ROAD WORKER KILLED _ The Colorado State Patrol says a construction worker has died after being hit by a vehicle.
COLORADO DMV-COMPUTER GLITCH _ Officials say a computer glitch caused the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles to overcharge about 100,000 drivers for vehicle registration renewals last month.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ The Denver Broncos are introducing Vic Fangio as their new head coach Thursday. Fangio, 60, has never been a head coach at any level but has 40 years of coaching experience, including 34 in professional football beginning in the old USFL and 19 seasons as a defensive coordinator in the NFL. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.
DENVER _ After a 1-1 trip, the Denver Nuggets return home Friday night to host the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver has won 10 straight at the Pepsi Center. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 7 p.m. game.
BOULDER _ Washington State plays Colorado at Coors Events Center. 7 p.m. game.
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