Legal Lasso: On the Jobs

by Kaley LaQuea

The Labor Department announced the addition of 222,000 jobs last month, with an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Disability-Rights Advocates Return
Activists and allies returned to Sen. Cory Gardner’s office Thursday after a 57-hour sit in last week to voice concerns about Gardner’s vote on the pending healthcare legislation in the Senate.

Employers Reevaluate Drug Tests 
With an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent, employers are finding that a zero-tolerance policy on marijuana use may not be workable with one in seven adults using the drug.

Garnett 2020
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has ruled out a congressional run in 2018 to focus on the DA office, but he is open to the possibility of running for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020.

A New Deal
Aurora Public Schools and Colorado State University have agreed to a deal including the trade of building space for services such as scholarships.

Colorado Voter Information
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams intends to comply with state law in handing over voter information to the Trump Administration.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Ethics Director Resigns
Walter Schaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics resigned Thursday, stating that the current program should be stronger than it is now.

Dam Directive
The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana issued an injunction against a dam construction project designed to protect the habitat of an endangered sturgeon species.

Illinois Budget Crisis
Lawmakers have passed a budget for the first time in two years, overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto.

Virginia Execution
The governor of Virginia refused to halt the execution of mentally ill inmate William Morva Thursday evening.

Grandparents Not Exempt
A federal judge denied Hawaii’s request for exemption of grandparents in the revised travel ban.

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