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Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

Associated Press Updated: July 28, 2015 at 6:38 am
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting case say they plan to call more witnesses today who can testify about James Holmes character. Expected to take the stand are Holmes' parents, Robert and Arlene Holmes, who have been sitting behind him in the courtroom every day of his 12 -week trial. Holmes' younger sister Chris Holmes testified yesterday.

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Colorado plans to help find affordable housing for artists in nine rural communities. Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled the plan yesterday at an artists' community in Loveland. The governor says that the state will help sponsor a $50 million plan to create artist housing in nine rural communities, starting with Trinidad. The other eight communities have not been chosen yet.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lockheed Martin is set to lay off 270 employees in Colorado Springs in September unless the government upholds its protests of the $700 million contract being moved to Raytheon Co. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports that the aerospace giant was required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to send layoff notices last week.

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation confirms the Colorado Rockies have traded slugger Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects in a stunning swap of star shortstops. The talented but oft-injured Tulowitzki is a five-time All-Star who is hitting .300 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs this season.

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