IN LOCAL NEWS
Death Penalty Repeal Clears Committee
Colorado’s death penalty repeal bill passed its first legislative hurdle. It might have trouble ahead in the state Senate as a whole, though.
Immigrant Detainees Going on Hunger Strike
After journalists reported on illnesses spreading inside the Aurora ICE detention center, dozens of detainees are going on hunger strikes over the quarantines.
Homeless Advocates Picking the Right Fight on Camping Ban
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is questioning whether the “Right to Survive” ballot measure — which includes provisions like doing away with Denver’s ordinance on sitting and lying in public — is the right way to overturn the city’s camping ban.
Salazar Opposes Oil and Gas Measure
Colorado political heavyweight and WilmerHale attorney Ken Salazar spoke out against the state’s proposed oil and gas overhaul. He said it was too extreme for Colorado.
Weld County Joins Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties
Weld County is the latest to join a group of counties resisting the state’s proposed red flag legislation. The counties have said the legislation is unconstitutional and have said their sheriffs won’t be expected to enforce it if the bill passes.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Manafort’s Sentence to Come Today
A federal judge is set to sentence Paul Manafort in his bank and tax fraud case today. His sentence could be up to 24 years in prison and millions of dollars in in penalties.
Law Firm Sued Over False Diversity Claims
A black associate is suing her North Carolina law firm, claiming that it uses her and other minority attorney as “diversity props” to woo clients.
Self-Driving Car Crash
An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable for the death of a woman who was hit by a self-driving car.
Rappers Before the Supreme Court
Several rappers filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend Jamal Knox, a rapper who went to prison for allegedly threatening police in one of his songs.
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