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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

May 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims. Gunshot detection systems, apps and artificial intelligence are becoming more common. The technology is often used in combination with mental health and anti-bullying programs for a holistic approach. The strategy being adopted by Beverly Hills, California, schools and others nationwide aims to speed up law enforcement’s response to shootings. By Stefanie Dazio. SENT: 1,301 words, photos.

DROUGHT-ARIZONA FARMERS

Central Arizona farmers are making a last-minute plea to state lawmakers to give them millions of dollars to dig wells and build canals as they prepare to lose access to Colorado River water. Farmers from Pinal County are scheduled to make their $20 million pitch during a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers negotiate a budget. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version. Developing from 9:30 a.m. MST news conference.

IN BRIEF:

ACT-OUTSTANDING JOBS _ The Iowa City-based testing company ACT intends to outsource more than 100 jobs to a Colorado company.