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PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS-FOSTER KIDS

DENVER — A University of Colorado analysis obtained by The Denver Post shows that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs. The Post Sunday (http://bit.ly/1hxyWlz ) reported that foster children took antipsychotics at a rate 12 times greater than other children on government insurance. About 4,300 of Colorado's 16,800 foster children were prescribed psychotropic drugs in 2012.

GRADE INFLATION

GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Junction school district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified in a case involving the termination of a teacher. The Daily Sentinel reports Sunday (http://bit.ly/1nlnI45) that an administrative law judge recommended retaining Grand Junction High School math teacher Jane White after teachers testified that administrators pressure them to avoid give students D's and F's. Judge Matthew E. Norwood wrote that multiple teachers testified that administrators pressured them in order to minimize complaints from parents and ensure extracurricular eligibility.

5 THINGS TO KNOW

DENVER — Your weekly look at what's coming up at the Colorado Legislature.

IN BRIEF: HIT AND RUN, RAUCOUS PARTY, EXPLOSION EVACUATION

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson looks for his third straight win to open the season when the San Francisco Giants wrap up a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. By Josh Dubow. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PT

INDYCAR-LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe start on an all-Andretti Autosport front row at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

AVALANCHE-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Teemu Selanne plays his final regular-season game when his Ducks host Colorado. Anaheim has clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but the Avalanche might be playing for the Central Division title. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 5 p.m. PDT.

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