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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Rafting Death Dispute Settles
A dispute over a 2016 rafting death on the Rolling Fork River ended in a settlement. Terms of the settlement haven’t been announced.
Jack Phillips Stumps for Stapleton
Jack Phillips, the baker behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop case can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. He now appears in a campaign ad opposing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis.
Broncos Backup QB Cut
You probably heard something about Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly’s run-in with the law. If so, you’ll probably also be unsurprised to hear that he was cut from the team.
Hancock Moving Forward with P3 Plans
The Hancock administration is moving forward with its plan to create an office of public-private partnerships in Denver. The 2019 budget includes room for two employees to run the office.
Colorado’s Oil and Gas Dispute Blows Up
Colorado’s oil and gas ballot measures have made national news. The New York Times covers Colorado’s long-running fracking debate as well as the two major ballot measures before voters.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Mail Bombs Sent to High-Profile Figures
Explosive packages were addressed to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton yesterday; this morning, more bombs were found addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and Robert DeNiro.
Looking at You, Congress
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Congress is to blame for the politically polarized judicial confirmation hearings.
DOJ Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights
The Justice Department filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that said transgender workers are not guaranteed federal anti-discrimination protections.
Trump Threatens Central American Countries
President Trump said that since Central American countries Guatemala and Honduras didn’t stop immigrants from leaving their countries to come to the U.S., the federal government was going to stop providing aid — including legal aid — to them.
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