Legal Lasso: Arapahoe County’s Big Ask for Voters

by Tony Flesor

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Arapahoe County Will Ask Voters for a New Jail
Although it’s still a long way away from coming to realization, Arapahoe County is asking voters to raise property taxes by an average of $5.66 a month to build a new jail. Asking voters for that kind of money is a big ask, though.

DIA Noise Complaint Goes to Court
A noise complaint against Denver International Airport is being heard in court today. The dispute, which focuses on noisy flight paths from 2014 to 2016, could cost DIA tens of millions of dollars. (Denver Post)

Judge Wades Into Trout Territory
A federal judge in Colorado is asking for more explanation on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finding that isolated trout populations in Colorado don’t merit an endangered species listing.

Community Groups Gather to Talk About Gun Violence
A collection of community groups and community members gathered over the weekend to discuss gun violence in Denver and possible solutions to stop the violence.

Red Flag Law Continues to Raise Concerns
Meanwhile, at a separate forum, residents discussed their concerns about Colorado’s new Red Flag law.



California Approves College Athlete Compensation
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will allow college athletes to earn compensation for the use of their likeness, sign endorsement deals, and hire agents to represent them.

Trump Calls for Whistleblower’s Outing
President Donald Trump said he demanded to meet the whistleblower, saying he deserved the right of every American to meet his accuser.

Another Law School Accepts GRE
Another law school has decided to accept the GRE as an admissions test. This time, it’s Penn State Law – Dickinson jumping aboard the train.

Tax Code Fears Keep 401(k)s out of the Pot Business
Cannabis companies are having a hard time setting up 401(k) plans as tax code fears keep providers away from the industry.

Opioid Trial Judge Refuses to Step Down
In case you missed it, the judge overseeing the upcoming opioid trial in Oklahoma refused to step down, despite claims from the drug company defendants that he is biased.

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