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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 26, 2019

Colorado at 3 p.m.

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OF COLORADO INTEREST:

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. What would not happen is a full-fledged turning back of the clock to 1973. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1583 words, photos.

XGR-SECOND CHANCE ACT

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opportunities. “I’ve put out so many applications trying to find a job,” he said. “Burger King wouldn’t even hire me.” Soon, however, he may be able to remove those offenses from his record. The North Carolina Senate recently passed legislation loosening the requirements to expunge a criminal record. By Amanda Morris. SENT: 836 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

STABBING DEATH _ Colorado authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing and killing another man.

FATAL BUS CRASH-LAWSUIT _ A Colorado man who survived a bus crash in New Mexico that killed three people including his wife last July has filed a lawsuit.

NATIONAL GUARD-DEPLOYMENT _ Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deploy this week for a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

FIREFIGHTING PLANE _ The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season.

AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION-EAGLE COUNTY _ Construction on a western Colorado airport’s new terminal is due to wrap up before July 1, officials say.

SPORTS:

BBO--ORIOLES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Baltimore right-hander David Hess has already surrendered a major league-high 17 home runs and now has a date with Coors Field on Sunday. Hess takes the mound to close out the three-game series. The Rockies will throw righty German Marquez. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. EDT.

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