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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Cherry Creek Settles Sexual Assault Cases
The Cherry Creek School District will pay $11.5 million to five teenage girls who were sexually assaulted by a middle school teacher, making it one of the largest settlements in Colorado history involving a school’s failure to respond to reports of sex assault.
Senators Support Kavanaugh Investigation
Colorado’s U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet support an investigation into the sexual assault claims made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but Bennet goes one step further by saying the FBI should be the body conducting the investigation.
Broadmoor Land Swap Dispute Ends
The Colorado Supreme Court ended a legal dispute over a land swap between Colorado Springs and the Broadmoor Hotel by opting not to hear the case’s appeal.
Coloradoan Picks Brauchler for AG Race
The Fort Collins Coloradoan is endorsing George Brauchler for attorney general. According to the editorial board, both candidates are qualified, but Brauchler gets the edge for his courtroom experience.
Crisanta Duran Keeping Busy Outside Legislature
Speaker Crisanta Duran is staying busy with her extra time while the legislature isn’t in session, but she is mum on whether her work to raise her profile is with the intention of running for higher office.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
PTSD a Job Hazard?
A woman who reviewed flagged content for Facebook is suing the social network company, claiming the job gave her PTSD.
Kavanaugh Appears on Fox News
Brett Kavanaugh took to the airwaves to defend his name on Fox News yesterday. He and his wife appeared on TV and denied the accusations. Kavanaugh said he was never even at the party referenced in the allegations.
A Significant Ruling in Bail Reform Cases
A federal judge in Texas said courts must consider a defendant’s ability to pay bail when setting a bail amount.
False Alarm Re: Rosenstein
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is keeping his job for now; that might change after Thursday, though.
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