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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

January 12, 2019

Colorado at 4:30 p.m.

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ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC OUTSIDERS

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pitched his progressive record during a visit Saturday to the early caucus state of Nevada and recounted how he challenged the president when Trump suggested arming teachers in the wake of school shootings last year. By Bill Barrow and Michelle L. Price. SENT: 975 words, photos.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-STATES

SEATTLE _ Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for governors saw a flurry of proposals. By Sally Ho and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 955 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

DRUG ROBBERY KILLING _ A woman who pleaded guilty to being an accessory in a shooting death has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation after testifying against her former boyfriend.

CALL CENTER CLOSING _ A cable TV company is closing a call center in Colorado Springs and laying off 200 people.

ASPEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING _ Aspen Skiing Co. plans to build a $15 million affordable-housing complex in the western Colorado town of Basalt.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING _ Authorities say a man is dead after shots were fired during a struggle with Colorado Springs police.

SPORTS:

HKN--AVALANCHE-CANADIENS

MONTREAL _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the Montreal Canadiens. Game starts 5 p.m. MST.

BKN--NUGGETS-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets face the last-place Phoenix Suns, who could be without Devin Booker for for the third straight game. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.

BKC--SAN DIEGO STATE-AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE ACADEMY _ San Diego State plays Air Force at Clune Arena. Game started at 2 p.m. MT.

BKC--MONTANA-NORTHERN COLORADO

GREELEY _ Montana plays Colorado at the Bank of Colorado Arena. Game started 2 p.m. MT.

BKC--WASHINGTON-COLORADO

BOULDER _ Washington plays Colorado at the Coors Events Center. Game started 8 p.m. MT.

BKC--NEW MEXICO-COLORADO STATE

FORT COLLINS _ Hyron Edwards scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Colorado State rolled to a 91-76 victory over New Mexico on Saturday. SENT: 170 words.

BOB--WORLD CUP

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka of Germany teamed with Annika Drazek to win a World Cup women’s bobsled race Saturday, their third victory in four starts this season. SENT: 210 words, photo.

BKH--PAUL NEWBERRY-MAORI DAVENPORT

Maori Davenport had to go to court just to get back on the court. How ridiculous it’s come to that for the Alabama prep basketball star. Thankfully, a cruel and unjust ruling by the state’s governing body was put on hold Friday by a local judge, mere hours before Charles Henderson High School took the court against Carroll. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 1065 words, photo.

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