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Four congressional members have announced their opposition to the bill, preventing a swift passage of the legislation.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
A group of teachers and administrators participated in the emergency response training this week, designed to minimize a school shooting situation.
Is Pot Causing Crashes?
Two studies on Colorado vehicular accident rates, released within days of one another, have found conflicting results.
Gardner Slows the Vote
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner did not initially support the GOP healthcare bill that was rolled out Thursday, calling for a careful review of the legislation.
Road to Nowhere
House Minority Leader Chris Holbert raises the issue of transportation among the General Assembly again, noting that the last time a specific vote was cast on a road project was 1899.
Pay the Toll
Proposed increases to express lane tolls on Highway 36 and Interstate 25 will be discussed at the next Colorado Department of Transportation next month.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
High Stakes for Pharma Exec
Prosecutors have requested a sentence of at least 35 years for the Massachusetts pharmacy executive, convicted on racketeering and fraud charges after a meningitis outbreak in 2012.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday determined that lying to immigration officials about certain aspects does not automatically result in a revocation of citizenship for individuals.
FBI Hate Crimes Database
ProPublica reported that more than 100 federal agencies have failed to report hate crimes in the FBI’s database.
Making a Free Man
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the overturned conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was featured on the Netflix series Making a Murderer.
Public Trial Rights
The Supreme Court handed down a verdict Thursday stating that on an ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim, a defendant must demonstrate prejudice in order to have a new trial.
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