Local logophiles rejoice! Two Colorado students are making their second appearances at the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals beginning this morning.
IN LOCAL NEWS
ICE Says New Colorado Law is Dangerous
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said a bill that Gov. Jared Polis signed into law this week will lead to violence. The bill ends Colorado’s compliance with ICE detainers.
Marijuana Companies Open to Investment
Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation yesterday that ended a ban on publicly traded marijuana companies, opening up Colorado’s cannabis industry to outside investors.
Federal Court Says Climate Must be Considered for Oil and Gas Leaasing
A ruling from a federal court in Washington said that U.S. officials must consider climate change effects from leasing public land in in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas development.
New Rules of the Road
Under new traffic laws on the books, drivers could lose their license after hitting and injuring a pedestrian or cyclist.
Colorado Democrats Leaning Toward Presidential Impeachment
Shortly after the release of Robert Mueller’s report on his findings of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Colorado’s congressional Democrats said it was too early to weigh in on impeachment. Now, however, they are on board or at least considering it.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Abortion Ban
Louisiana is the latest state to adopt a strict abortion ban. State lawmakers approved a bill that bars abortions after a heartbeat is detectable, and the governor said he will sign the bill.
McConnell Would Fill Supreme Court Seat
Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would push to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, should a seat open up in 2020, election, and history, be damned.
Boeing Will Mediate 737 Max 8 Lawsuits
Boeing has agreed to mediate dozens of lawsuits brought over last year’s Lion Air crash, related to its now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Too Old to Retire
A 100-year-old former Manhattan District Attorney, now practicing at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, said it’s too late to retire. He said the opportunity passed him by around 65 or 70.
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