IN LOCAL NEWS
Shutdown’s Park Impact
In addition to all the unpaid federal workers, the government shutdown has another victim: the National Parks. And Colorado’s Rocky Mountain isn’t in good shape right now.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s work in the 2013 gun debate shows how he might act as a president. He made news at the time for being able to pull in a variety of viewpoints.
Salazar’s Next Move
Joe Salazar — attorney, and former legislator and attorney general candidate — announced his next big move. He’s taking over as executive director of Colorado Rising, the group behind Proposition 112, the fracking setback initiative.
Suthers’ Retention Race
John Suthers, Colorado Springs mayor and former Colorado attorney general, has some competition for his mayoral seat. He will face his opponent from the last time around, Lawrence Martinez.
Hickenlooper Advisor to Work on P3s
Jamie Van Leeuwen, Hickenlooper’s senior advisor, is moving on to lead the Emerson Collective to cultivate public-private partnerships.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Abortion Rights Activists Prepare for 2019
Abortion rights activists are preparing for 2019 to be a busy year in the courts, from a potential Roe v. Wade fight to smaller issues in state courts.
Judge Dismisses San Bernardino Shooting Lawsuit
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by victims of the San Bernardino shooting that accused social media giants of supporting ISIS and helping spread its beliefs.
Shutdown Hits Immigration Courts
The government shutdown is taking a toll on the immigration system: New filings in the immigration courts are backlogged by nearly 1 million cases, but many of the judges and clerks who process them have been sent home.
New York Cardinal Supports Sexual Abuse Bill
The archbisop of New York said he’s in support of a legislative bill to enable victims of sexual abuse from priests to sue, but that he believes it should be focused on helping victims heal rather than “breaking” the church.