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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

November 13, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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ELECTION 2018-TEACHER CANDIDATES

FRANKFORT, Ky. — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the legislature in Kentucky. Two-thirds of them lost. By Adam Beam and Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 870 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FRONTIER AIRLINES-PILOTS — Frontier Airlines pilots could be close to reaching a new contract after over two years of talks.

— SWASTIKA PROTEST — Residents are speaking out against the display of a swastika flag in a western Colorado community.

— COLORADO WEATHER — Many schools in and around Colorado Springs are closed after nearly a foot (0.3 meters) of snow fell in parts of the city.

— PLANTED DRUGS-LAWSUIT — A 34-year-old Colorado man who was acquitted of drug charges last April contends in a lawsuit that a police officer planted cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his lunch box before arresting him.

— STEAMBOAT LAKE SEARCH — Authorities in northern Colorado have called off a search in the Steamboat Lake area for a 66-year-old man who has been reported missing.

— SKI AREAS OPENING — Vail and Beaver Creek mountains will join other Colorado resorts in opening early for the 2018-19 season.

— POLAR BEAR-ZOO — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has acquired an addition to its polar bear family.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. advanced 17.75 cents at 5.1975 a bushel; Dec. corn was rose 1.50 cents at 3.7125 a bushel; Dec. oats was unchanged at $2.85 bushel; while Nov. soybeans fell 3.50 cents at $8.7175 a bushel.

SPORTS:

SLIDING NUGGETS

DENVER — Nuggets coach Michael Malone kept the mood light at practice Monday and the lectures to a minimum. No reason to get too worked up over Denver’s current three-game skid. After all, this is the same bunch that began 9-1 for one of the best starts in franchise history. Malone’s missive to his team: Rediscover that resolve. By Pat Graham. SENT: 780 words, photos.

THE TOUGHEST JOB

Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: “You only take the easy ones.” Logan laughed. Deep down, the former commissioner of Major League Soccer knew if he did what was necessary, he’d make enemies and be gone in a few years. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,270 words, photo.

BKC-T25-DENVER-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. — No. 12 Kansas State tries to build on a sluggish season-opening win over Kennesaw State when it faces Denver. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 7 p.m. MT)

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

— RENO-TAHOE-OLYMPICS BID — The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics.

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