The big news of the day is obviously what’s listed up top here, as well as just below this paragraph. The DPS strike ended after negotiators reached an agreement around 6 a.m. — we’d love to hear what it’s like to pull an all-night negotiation (any takers?) But speaking of love, Happy Valentines Day, or Galentines Day or Thursday, whichever day you prefer. And according to some labor lawyers, it might be best to leave your festivities at that.
IN LOCAL NEWS
The Strike is Over
Representatives for Denver Public Schools and the district’s teachers union reached an agreement after a marathon negotiation. The strike will be ending, and teachers will see significant raises and a more traditional pay system, while keeping incentives for teachers at high-poverty schools.
Attorneys Say DPS Violated Students’ First Amendment Rights
Attorneys representing student journalists who documented what was happening inside their schools during the teachers strike say the district violated the students’ First Amendment rights.
Sports Betting Estimates
According to a market study funded by the owners of a horse track in Aurora, sports betting in Colorado could bring revenues up to $361 million over the next four years (if the state legislature allows for sports betting at places like horse tracks and off-track betting locations).
House Committee Votes for Gay Conversion Therapy Ban
A Colorado House committee voted in favor of a ban on gay conversion therapy. The bill is now on its way to the House as a whole.
Car Dealer Dispute
Two Kia car dealers in Colorado are suing the carmaker, saying its plans to open a new dealership will hurt their business.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Judge Says Manafort Lied
A federal judge ruled that Paul Manafort intentionally lied to special counsel Robert Mueller‘s office after agreeing to cooperate with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Prosecutors no longer have to honor the plea deal he struck in exchange for leniency.
Former Apple Attorney Charged With Insider Trading
A former Apple attorney who was responsible for enforcing the company’s insider trading compliance efforts has been charged with — what else — insider trading.
Proskauer Rose reports that its revenues grew by 9.8 percent and its total revenues are just shy of $1 billion.
Judges Can’t Refuse Same-Sex Unions
An ABA ethics opinion says judges who perform marriages may not refuse same-sex couples.
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