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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado's major party candidates for attorney general engaged in their first — and lively — debate over their respective credentials in their race to succeed Republican Cynthia Coffman. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that Republican George Brauchler and Democrat Phil Weiser challenged each other's experience during the Saturday debate sponsored by Club 20, an association of counties in western Colorado. Sent: 600 words, photo.


DENVER — Off the field, President Donald Trump took his digs at the NFL, linking low TV ratings for the season opener to players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. On the field, it was hard to tell what all the fuss was about: Two players kneeled while the "The Star-Spangled Banner" played, another two raised their fist, another two stayed in the locker room. By AP National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


MIAMI — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on tap. Traditional corner markets have been notching up their healthier options in recent years, selling pre-made salads, nut milks and organic yogurts. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 910 words, photos.


RAWLINS, Wyo. — The city of Rawlins has decided to keep municipal funds at Bank of the West after the bank announced it would no longer do business with companies that it perceives as detrimental to the environment. Mayor Robert Grauberger had suggested the city move its municipal funds after the San Francisco-based bank's decision in August to divest from certain fossil fuel investments. That move provoked threats of retaliation in states such as Wyoming that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. SENT: 360 words.



DENVER — The first-place Colorado Rockies lead the Los Angeles Dodgers by 1-1/2 games heading into their series finale Sunday. They've split the first two games. It will be a battle of lefties, with the Dodgers sending Rich Hill (7-5, 3.73) to the mound and the Rockies countering with Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.80). By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 1:10 p.m. MT.


DENVER — After a tumultuous offseason and just five days after star safety Earl Thomas reported to the team, the Seattle Seahawks open the season at Denver, where the Broncos have a refurbished offense led by new quarterback Case Keenum. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 2:25 p.m. MT.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado hopes its come-from-behind road win over Nebraska is a sign of things to come for a team that went 5-7 last season and is picked fifth in the Pac-12 South. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m. MT.


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