President Trump said he plans to make his first visit to the Supreme Court for Justice Neil Gorsuch’s investiture on Thursday.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Another Gubernatorial Contender
Rep. Jared Polis threw his hat in the ring today to run for governor in 2018. Renewable energy and full-day kindergarten and preschool are among his top issues.
Playing Hardball With Anthem
Gov. Hickenlooper isn’t playing around when it comes to the state insurance exchange. The governor said he’s considering blocking insurance contracts for Anthem if it leaves the state exchange.
No More Zombie Debt
A new law raises the bar for insurance collectors, namely those trying to collect on “zombie debt” that can be hard to track down and that collectors purchase in bulk.
Colorado’s review of academic standards is turning political — a committee proposing new standards for the state will submit them to the Board of Education by July 2018, and public debates over Common Core are expected.
Boulder’s climate researchers are unsurprisingly disapproving of President Trump’s actions on the Paris Climate Accord and his budget proposal.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Out in the Open
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee will be public.
We The People v. Trump
Maryland and Washington, D.C. filed a new lawsuit against President Trump claiming that his business dealings have eroded the public trust and violate constitutional bans against private dealing.
More Ties to Russia
Marc Kasowitz, the lawyer President Trump chose to represent him in his Russia investigation, has ties to the Kremlin as well.
50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
Looking back on Loving v. Virginia, negative attitudes about interracial couples have changed in favor of acceptance but haven’t yet completely gone away.
A British Olympian is abandoning his pursuit of legal education in order to chase a new dream — becoming a Miami Dolphin.
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