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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

January 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING:

COLORADO GOVERNOR-INAUGURATION

DENVER _ Colorado politics take a formal shift to the left with Tuesday’s gubernatorial inauguration of Jared Polis. The Democrat’s overwhelming election victory and his party’s consolidation of legislative control promise ambitious changes to energy regulation, health care and state-funded early childhood education. By James Anderson. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. ceremony.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

TEACHERS-POLITICS

PHOENIX _ After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona’s new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in several states last spring. Kathy Hoffman, a 33-year-old school speech therapist, is among hundreds of educators being sworn into office following the #RedforEd protests, which were credited with raising awareness of the needs of public schools and inspiring many educators to join the political fray. By Brian Skoloff and Carolyn Thompson.

IN BRIEF:

AVALANCHE MITIGATION _ The Colorado Department of Transportation is changing the way it handles avalanche mitigation efforts on the Western Slope.

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-HEAT

MIAMI _ Western Conference-leading Denver comes to Miami on Tuesday, facing a Heat team coming off a blowout loss in Atlanta. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 5:40 p.m. game.

HKN--AVALANCHE-JETS

WINNIPEG _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the Winnipeg Jets.

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