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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Former Pueblo Judge Dies
Former Pueblo County and District Court Judge Eugene Halaas Jr., who served on the bench for nearly 30 years, died at his home in California over the weekend. He was 80.
Secretary of State Dismisses Polis Complaint
The Secretary of State’s Office dismissed a complaint that alleged Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis failed to disclose his investment in a health care company that benefited from Obamacare.
Denver Unlikely to Expand Pot Club Support
The head of a Denver City Council task force evaluating the city’s social consumption initiative thinks the experiment is likely over for now.
Hickenlooper Visits Iowa
Gov. John Hickenlooper was in Iowa at the end of last week to meet with Democratic leaders and lay the groundwork for a 2020 presidential bid.
Republican Organization Pulls Coffman Funding
The National Republican Congressional Committee cut its funding for Rep. Mike Coffman going into the election. The group had already spent or pledged to spend $2.1 million on Coffman’s campaign but is withholding the final $1 million.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Clarence Thomas Speaks About Judicial Independence
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas stressed the need for the court’s independence while making an appearance in Georgia. He said judges must resist the narrative being promoted and make their decisions according to the law.
Judge Closes the Courts in Protest
A Texas judge is drawing criticism from area lawyers over his decision to close his court for one day out of protest to the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
E-Scooters Facing Class Action
The country’s e-scooter operators are facing a class action lawsuit accusing them of gross negligence and “aiding and abetting assault” for rider-pedestrian accidents.
Trump Administration Looks to Change Transgender Laws
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as determined by genitalia at birth, which would roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
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