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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton will be at the top of the ballot for the gubernatorial race, following yesterday’s primary. Here’s the rundown on that race as well as the other big outcomes from yesterday.
Weiser Leads in AG Race
Ballots are still being counted this morning, but Phil Weiser leads in the Democrat Attorney General primary race. Weiser raised significantly more than his rival Joe Salazar in fundraising and looks to have put that money to use.
Dougherty Secures DA Seat
And in a smaller prosecutor race, Boulder County DA Michael Dougherty will hold onto his seat after beating out Mike Foote.
Supreme Court Overturns Plane Crash Ruling
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled found a Weld County District judge abused his discretion by tossing out a jury verdict and ordering a new civil trial in a case involving a fatal plane crash following a near mid-air collision.
Denver Weeding its Green Roof Ordinance
Denver is fine-tuning its green roof ordinance with final recommendations from a task force charged with proposing changes to the ordinance.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Federal Judge Orders Family Reunifications
A federal judge ordered the end of family separations at the borders — the order specifically sets a timeline for when families must be reunified.
A Shocking Primary Upset
A 28-year-old Democratic socialist unseated a 10-year incumbent in last night’s Congressional primary in New York.
SCOTUS Rules on Tip Sharing
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away two appeals challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2011 rule barring businesses from making tipped workers share their gratuities with non-tipped workers such as dishwashers, declining the cases after Congress pulled parts of the rule in this year’s federal spending bill.
Kennedy Approaching a Change
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might have signaled his pending retirement by side-stepping major decisions this term. Or maybe he’s just ending his tenure as the court’s swing vote. He didn’t join the liberal justices in any major 5-4 decision this term.
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