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AP-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

October 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Colorado) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-CO_Colorado General Election Testing, Advisory.


DENVER — Colorado water managers discuss their piece of a multi-state contingency plan for dealing with a likely shortage in the Colorado River, which supports an estimated 40 people in seven U.S. states and Mexico. Developing from 10 a.m. MT webinar. Story on merits.


WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Colorado, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, home to crucial early contests on the 2020 primary calendar. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 760 words. AP Photo.


OLYMPIA, Wash. — If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the American public might have to wait a while to learn the outcome. While Washington is one of just three states, including Colorado, that conduct all elections by mail, it’s the only one of those three that allows ballots to be postmarked on Election Day, meaning those ballots often don’t reach election officials for a few more days. The system usually leaves about half of the vote outstanding at the end of the night, making it impossible to quickly know the winner of close races. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 890 words, national lines. AP Photos.


FALLEN POT — Two people caught hauling marijuana through Nebraska have been imprisoned. Buffalo County District Court records say 49-year-old Charlie Red, of Sedalia, Colorado, and 30-year-old Damaisy De La Caridad Rodriguez, of Miami, Florida, were sentenced Friday.

BODY FOUND — A coroner in Mississippi says a body found in the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi has been identified as an active duty airman. WLOX-TV reports Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the body as 31-year-old Luis Cisneros-Godinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado.



COLUMBUS, Ohio — The unbeaten Colorado Avalanche visits Columbus to face the Blue Jackets. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Colorado and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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