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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Thousands of Unaffiliated Ballots Already Thrown Out
This is the first year unaffiliated voters can cast ballots in Colorado’s primary, and more than 3,100 ballots have already been invalidated from voters who turned in two ballots.
A Primary Primer
Here’s what you should know on Colorado’s primary Election Day.
A Political Message in Chalk
A Castle Pines woman wrote Rep. Ken Buck a critical letter about the family separations policy. She’s facing criminal tampering charges, and the ACLU is defending her.
Approval of Cannabis-Derived Drug First for FDA
The FDA’s approval of a cannabis-derived drug is an encouraging sign for this Larkspur family that’s suing the federal government over medical marijuana.
CO Supreme Court Rejects Water Reuse Plan
The Colorado Supreme Court has rejected Coors’ water reuse plan, ruling the brewer needs to obtain new water rights before reusing or leasing water to other businesses once the water leaves Coors’ manufacturing plant in Golden.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
“Squarely Within the Scope of Presidential Authority”
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a travel ban placed on five Muslim-majority countries by President Donald Trump. In December, the court allowed the ban to go into effect while legal challenges to it were pending.
Justice Clarence Thomas Authors 5-4 Ruling Affecting Pregnancy Centers
In another anticipated decision in the waning days of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, the court ruled pregnancy centers established to encourage women to continue their pregnancies do not have to give clients information about state-offered services, including abortion.
Smaller, Not Simpler
The Trump administration has issued a new 1040 income tax form. It has literally shrunk the size of one of the most common forms, but the miniscule size means the ommission of popular deductions such as for student loan interest and teaching supplies, which now must be tallied on accompanying worksheets.
Mueller Seeks Interview With Former Radio Host
Former radio host Randy Credico, who has been described as a link between WikiLeaks and one of President Donald Trump’s close confidants, said one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors asked him for a voluntary interview.
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