Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS

  Three CC hockey players signed entry-level NHL contracts. (Catalyst)

  CC Nordic Ski Team has a handful of students heading to the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Nationals for the first time ever. (CC Communications)

 

C-SPRINGS

• A bear emerged from hibernation in a Colorado Springs high school culvert, giving students in the cafeteria a surprise. Police dealt with the bear without incident. (Gazette)

• A Colorado Springs resident Stanley Kebenei set a new 10 mile American record, running 10 miles in 46 minutes. (DenChannel)

• Ex-Colorado Springs cheer coach admits to abuse of three students. (Gazette)

• Red light cameras will go live at four Colorado Springs intersections this spring. (Fox21)

• Firefighters rescued an elephant at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo when she fell and could not get up. (CBS)

• Italian restaurant Il Vicino closed its doors after 23 years at the downtown location. (KRDO)

• Country singer Russell Dickerson will headline Colorado Springs Country Fest. (Gazette)

 

COLORADO

• Colorado will become the 16th state to pass a ban on conversion therapy once Governor Polis signs the bill later next week. (PinkNews)

• A bill that provents jailing people who are too poor to pay bail passed in the Colorado Senate last week. (Gazette)

• Another Bomb Cyclone hit Denver and surrounding areas on April 10. (Gazette)

• Colorado’s new net neutrality law will deny grant money to internet servive providers that engage in network discrimination. (CDN)

• Colorado Springs police arrested a man who called 911 after shooting a woman he claims asked him to kill. (DenChannel)

 

USA

• The House passed legislation on April 4 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, despite the vast majority of Republicans opposing it amid pressure from the National Rifle Association. (HuffPo)

• Alabama proposed a law punishing abortions with up to 99 years in prison. (IndependentUK)

• New government data shows that four states — Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada — have all recorded their first measles cases for 2019. (NYT)

• The Actress Lori Loughlin and 15 other parents face new charges of mail fraud and money laundering in the college admissions scandal. (NYT)

• The Virginia Cavaliers completed the ultimate redemption arc, winning its first NCAA championship against Texas Tech University on April 8. (NCAA)

 

WORLD

• Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israeli elections. Mr. Netanyahu promised that if re-elected, he would begin asserting Israeli sovereignty over areas of the West Bank. (NYT)

• E.U. leaders extended the Brexit deadline this week, giving the U.K. another six months to reach an agreement. (BBC)

• New Zeeland passed a law banning nearly all semi-automatic weapons just one month after the Christchurch shootings killed 50 people in an attack on a mosque. (NPR)

• The Red Cross regained access to Venezuelan jails and military prisons. (NBC) 

• A fungus immune to drugs has quietly swept the globe. (NYT)

• Amazon said it plans to build a network of more than 3,000 satellites through “Project Kuiper” to provide high speed internet across the world. (Reuters)

• The United States formally listed Iran’s elite military Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. President Hassan Rouhani responded threatening that the country has “missiles beyond your wildest imagination.” (WashPo)

Google drones were approved to deliver packages in Australia. (The Verge)

Alegeia’s intern president promised free elections within 90 days. (Reuters)

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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