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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

May 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OBIT-MATSCH

DENVER _ U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88. By Steven K. Paulson. SENT: 808 words, photos.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. A majority of unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in at least 10 states were allowed to enroll provisionally for the last school year, without any formal exemption, according to data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only 27 states submitted information about the group, so the true size of the problem is unknown. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,065 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO WEATHER _ Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado’s northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer.

BEAR BITES HIKER _ Wildlife officials in western Colorado are searching for a black bear that bit a woman’s leg as she hiked on a trail near Aspen. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the woman and her husband had spotted the bear Monday morning and moved off the trail to allow it to pass. As the bear walked by, it charged the woman and bit her thigh before running off.

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies have a flair for the dramatic: They’ve won three of their last four games on walk-off hits. The Rockies will throw righty Antonio Senzatela on Tuesday night against Arizona. The Diamondbacks will send right-hander Merrill Kelly to the mound in his first career appearance against Colorado. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m.

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