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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Airbnb Tax Hike
Legislators looking for a budget fix are considering applying a commercial property tax to anyone who operates a short-term rental such as an Airbnb.
Boulder County Acting to Curb Jail Suicides
Boulder County Jail staff are taking threats of suicide more seriously — the number of people put on suicide watch has increased annually since 2009.
Avalanche Ruling Appealed
The parents of Taft Conlin, a teenage skier who died in an inbound avalanche, are appealing nearly every aspect of the ruling that absolved the ski resort of responsibility for his death.
Lewis Roca’s Local Strategic Alliance
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie formed an alliance with a Colorado Springs cybersecurity consultancy.
Capitol Harassment Committee Ironing Out Details
The Capitol’s workplace culture committee is moving closer to recommendations on how to handle sexual misconduct allegations and how to get ahead of them in the first place.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Kavanaugh Faces Sexual Assault Allegations
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser said she’s willing to testify before Congress, if asked. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering whether to postpone the vote due to the sexual assault allegations against him.
BigLaw Firm Creates Executive Diversity Position
Shearman & Sterling is making diversity a major focus of the firm by creating a chief diversity and talent strategy officer, a an executive position.
Paul Manafort on Friday agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He pleaded guilty to criminal charges that he cheated the IRS, violated foreign lobbying laws and tried to obstruct justice while opening a new potential legal vulnerability for Trump
Reopening After Florence
Some courts and law schools in the South as Florence loses steam and moves onward.
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