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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Firestone Reaches Settlement for Firestone Home Explosion
Anadarko reached a settlement with the families of the victims and survivors of the Firestone home explosion that was blamed on uncapped pipelines operated by the company. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Contentious Political Races
Five lawsuits this year came from political candidates who attempted petitioning onto their respective ballots, but according to Secretary of State’s Office, that is a success compared to some years.
One of the most notorious “sovereign citizens” was sentenced to 38 years in prison earlier this week. Prosecutors say they hope to send a message to others with his sentencing.
Chipotle Moving to California
Chipotle’s CEO is looking to shorten his commute — he’s moving the company’s headquarters from its hometown of Denver to Southern California, where he lives.
The Big Donors in Colorado’s Races
Colorado politics has some big donors, and most of them favor Mike Johnston, charter schools and oil and gas.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Trump Can’t Police Twitter Feed
A federal judge said that President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people with differing opinions is a violation of the First Amendment.
Weinstein Investigation Begins
Federal prosecutors in New York have started a sex-crimes investigation of Harvey Weinstein. Investigators are also examining whether Weinstein “lured or induced any women to travel across state lines for the purpose of committing a sex crime.”
School Discriminated in Denying Bathroom Access
A federal judge in Virginia ruled that a high school discriminated against a trans teen by denying him access to the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity. The teen said the ruling is “really fantastic” for trans youth everywhere.
Ruling Stands on California’s Assisted Suicide Law
An appellate court upheld a ruling that overturned California’s assisted suicide law. The lower court ruled lawmakers shouldn’t have passed the law during a special session focused on health care funding.
Former Fisher & Phillips Partner Receives Life Sentence
Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was given a parolable life sentence for the murder of his wife. The 75-year-old former Fisher & Phillips partner will likely die in prison for a crime he insists was an accident.
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