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WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. At least 17 newly elected House Democrats back stricter gun laws. In Colorado, Democrat Jason Crow beat GOP Rep. Mike Coffman, who received an A rating from the NRA and more than $37,000 in campaign contributions from the group. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 880 words, photos.
— CHEMICAL WEAPONS-DESTRUCTION — The Army’s plan to change the way it destroys some chemical weapons stored in Colorado has met one regulatory requirement, but other steps remain.
— AURORA HALLOWEEN SHOOTING — The wife of a Colorado man killed in a shooting on Halloween says her husband saved her life by drawing the shooter’s attention.
— DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH — Authorities say a Fort Collins man died after crashing into oncoming traffic on Interstate 25 while fleeing police.
— DROPPED DRILLING PLANS — An oil and gas company that wanted to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath a Colorado lake has withdrawn its application amid public outcry over the proposal.
— COLORADO GOVERNOR-CLEMENCY — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued pardons for 23 people determined to have moved past their criminal histories and to be contributing to their communities.
— LOVELAND-NEIGHBOR KILLED — A Colorado man who was convicted of killing his 75-year-old neighbor in June 2015 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
— FORT CARSON-AFGHANISTAN — About 300 Fort Carson soldiers are back home from Afghanistan.
— INTERSTATE SHOOTING-UBER DRIVER — An Uber driver charged with murder in the shooting of a passenger on a Denver interstate has pleaded not guilty. (With AP Photo)
— YELLOWSTONE GEYSER TRESSPASS — A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone National Park and nearby Grand Teton National Park for five years.
— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. was off 5.75 cents at 5.02 a bushel; Dec. corn was fell 3.75 cents at 3.6975 a bushel; Dec. oats lost 1.75 cents at $2.85 bushel; while Nov. soybeans rose 7.75 cents at $8.7525 a bushel.
SKI-VONN’S LAST GO-AROUND
COPPER MOUNTAIN — On her farewell tour, Lindsey Vonn vows to dine out even more with her American teammates , have an occasional glass of wine with longtime rivals/friends and take plenty of photos. One quick caveat, though, as she savors the sights and sounds during her last go-around: Come race day, Vonn will of course be Vonn. At ease with her decision to retire following the season, she’s ready to charge after history — balky right knee and all. By Pat Graham. SENT: 910 words, photos.
DENVER — At 9-2, the Denver Nuggets are off to one of their best starts in franchise history. They take a 6-0 home mark into the game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game time is 7 p.m. MT)
With: NUGGETS-BARTON OUT — Nuggets forward Will Barton is starting to take a few shots as he recovers from surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.
WINNIPEG — The Colorado Avalanche are on the road at the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action on Friday night. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)
FBC-T25-WASHINGTON ST-COLORADO PREVIEW
BOULDER — Star sophomore Laviska Shenault Jr. indicated on Instagram that he’d be back on the field Saturday when slumping Colorado hosts No. 10 Washington State. His return would provide a big boost for the banged-up Buffaloes (5-4, 2-4), who were once the last remaining unbeaten team in the Pac-12 but now face the possibility of missing out on a bowl berth that was in their grasp two weeks ago before they blew a 28-point second-half lead to lowly Oregon State. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 740 words, photos.
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