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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 15, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

Colleen Slevin is on the desk and can be reached at 800-332-6917 or 303-825-0123. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.


Colorado will save the bulk of a $107 million tobacco settlement in the state’s reserves. But while the state has rebuilt its reserves from a low of 2 percent during the recession to 7.25% today, by one credit rating’s analysis the state is among the least prepared in the country for the next economic downturn.


RALEIGH, N.C. — The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states has washed into North Carolina, where educators have pledged to fill the streets and bring their demands for better pay and school resources to legislators’ doorstep. About 15,000 teachers are expected in Raleigh on Wednesday, when the Republican-dominated state legislature begins its annual session. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 953 words, photo.


CANNES, France — In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president’s response to last year’s violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1979-set film, loosely based on a true story, is about black police detective Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, Denzel’s son) and a Jewish detective (Adam Driver) who together infiltrated a Ku Klux Klan cell in Colorado. By Jack Coyle. SENT: 562 words, photos.


HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION — Pueblo City Council unanimously elected to designate a pair of retired power stations a local historic landmark. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the decision came Monday as the council had been debating whether to name Black Hills Power Stations 5&6 a local landmark to prevent them from being demolished.

WILDLIFE HARASSMENT FINES— Aspen City Council agreed to more than double the proposed fines in a new city wildlife harassment ordinance brought forward by the Aspen Police Department.

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY-COLORADO — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is visiting Colorado as part of a tour highlighting Trump administration priorities on support for farmers and food stamps.



SAN DIEGO — Colorado Rockies’ right hander German Marquez (2-4, 5.35 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the finale of the two-game series against the Padres Tuesday in San Diego. Game starts at 1:40 p.m.


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