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BC-CO--Colorado News Coverage Advisory, CO

April 16, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

COLUMBINE:

COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-SCHOOL SAFETY POLL

WASHINGTON _ Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years ago, the poll finds a majority say schools aren’t at fault for shootings. Bullying, the availability of guns, the internet and video games share more of the blame. By Emily Swanson, Carolyn Thompson and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 1,259 words, photos.

COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER

DENVER _ Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson’s day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car, and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day. Now, the mother of four — and Columbine shooting survivor — sees mornings as an opportunity. She wakes early, makes breakfast and strives to send a clear message before her kids leave home: I adore you. By Kathleen Foody, Allen G. Breed and P. Solomon Banda. SENT: 1,637 words, photos. Abridged version (971 words) also moved.

COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-PHOTO GALLERY

ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:

TV-SESAME STREET-TOUR

NEW YORK _ Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip. The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Tuesday a selection of Muppets will take part in a 10-city trip to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary campaign with free park festivals, live performances and kid-friendly activities. SENT: 307 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SUPERMARKET WORKERS STRIKE-BOURQUE_ A former NHL star is apologizing for crossing a picket line to shop at a Massachusetts supermarket where workers are on strike. Former Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ray Bourque was caught on video exiting a North Andover Stop & Shop on Monday as a worker said “Shame on you.” With AP Photos.

PHOTOS:

COLUMBINE-20 YEARS LATER-PHOTO GALLERY

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

SPORTS:

HKN--AVALANCHE-MAKAR’S DEBUT

DENVER _ Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar scored a playoff goal in his NHL debut during Game 3 against Calgary, his favorite childhood team. By Pat Graham. SENT: 566 words, photos.

HKN--FACEOFF

DENVER _ There were doubts hanging over the goaltending trio of Philipp Grubauer, Pekka Rinne and Frederik Andersen heading into the postseason for various reasons. They’ve responded in a big way as Colorado’s Grubauer, Nashville’s Rinne and Toronto’s Andersen staked their teams to 2-1 leads in their first-round series. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ Colorado plays San Diego at PETCO Park. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night. Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the loudest cheers in a rare public appearance. Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black recalled reading about Robinson as a youngster. By Beth Harris. SENT: 768 words, photos.

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