The Weekly Rundown


• Colorado College will not view disciplinary action against high school students who participate in peaceful protest in a negative light. It is one of several schools to do so following mass student walkouts over gun control. (ColoradoCollegeFB)

• Senior art thesis exhibitions are on display in the Coburn Gallery until today until 6p.m. (EventsBulletin)



• Colorado Springs job growth falls to its lowest in three and a half years. (Gazette)

• Martin Drake power plant opponents file a lawsuit over pollution control costs, claiming the air pollution control system was improper and damaged ratepayers. (350)

• The ACLU sues the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for illegally keeping suspected undocumented immigrants behind bars. (Gazette)

• The Air Force Academy sexual assault office will be investigated by the Pentagon Inspector General to determine their ability to care for cadet victims of sexual assault. (Gazette)

• Woodland Park schools closed a second time this week due to what police have deemed a ‘credible threat.’  (KOAA5)



• Denver approves the city’s first legal marijuana club. (AP)

• Governor John Hickenlooper says he will consider work requirements for Medicaid recipients. (DenPo)



• Former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates pleads guilty to “conspiracy against the United States,” announcing cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. (WashPo)

• The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear President Trump’s bit to end DACA, allowing the decision of the lower courts to stand. (NYT)

• The State Department and the Department of Defense agrees to use $40 million to fight foreign propaganda. (Politico)

• The Georgia state senate passes legislation allowing foster and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ couples. (SPLC)

• Jared Kushner, a White House senior advisor and President Trump’s son-in-law, loses his top-secret security clearance. (WSJ)

• The Supreme Court rules that U.S. authorities can indefinitely hold people in immigration detention without giving them periodic bond hearings. (WSJ)

• A new report shows that Russian operatives successfully hacked the voter registration systems of seven states before the 2016 election. (NBC)

• Walmart, Kroger, and Dick’s pledged to stop selling guns to people under the age of 21, with Dick’s going a step further by discontinuing assault rifle sales. (CNN)

• Spotify files for an initial public stock offering. The company has 71 million subscribers but is yet to turn a profit. (CNBC)

• GOP leader Mitch McConnell puts all gun reform bills on indefinite hold, instead moving to legislation removing banking rules enacted after the 2008 financial crisis. (Hill)



• A chemical attack is suspected in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria, killing at least 23 people. A U.N. report links North Korea to Syrian chemical weapons. (ALJ/WSJ)

• The communist party in China votes to abolish term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to lead indefinitely. (NYT)

• Kurdish troops go against the U.S. by moving their troops to the northwest—a region ISIS is not involved in. The U.S. military fears this will allow radicalized foreign fighters to flee to their home countries. (NYT)

• Over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after a new Boko Haram attack. (HuffPo)

• Saudi Arabia’s king orders a revamp of the armed forces to strengthen the military. (WSJ)

• President Vladimir Putin unveils nuclear weapons he claims could breach missile defense systems. (WSJ)

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte is a sophomore from New York City who has taken the past two years to immerse herself in the Colorado Springs political community. When she isn't writing articles, she is out making the news. Charlotte is fascinated by current events from campus to Congo. Her go-to's for news are the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post.

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