Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS
• The Colorado College Cutthroats took No. 14 at Rugby Nationals this year. (CC Communications)

• Northeastern University’s Ryan Ruck will join the CC Hockey team and community in the fall. (KOAA5)

C-SPRINGS

  Amazon announced it will open a delivery center at the Colorado Springs airport. (Fox21) 

    A soon-to-open Children’s Hospital raised $1 million in a night. (Gazette)

  The El Paso County jail has seen attacks on deputies rise this year. (CS Indy) 

  General Kristin Goodwin, the first openly gay general at the Air Force Academy, was relieved of her duties as head of military training over concerns about ‘climate’ and ‘leadership.’ She is the first commandant of cadets to be relieved of command since 2003. She is expected to take a job with the Pentagon. (AP)

  Almost 40 food trucks will gather this weekend for the fourth annual Food Truck Cook-Off. (Gazette)

COLORADO

  The state of Colorado will hold its first presidential primary in two decades, joining more than a dozen states voting on Super Tuesday. (DenPo)

  An insect known as the ‘kissing bug’ was spotted in Colorado. Originating in South America, the bug can transmit Chagas’ disease. (Fox31)

  A report found near-historic levels of anti-semitic incidents in Colorado over the years past. (DenPo)

USA

  A judge temporarily blocked a Trump Administration measure that would bar groups that provide abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning money. (NYT)

• On April 28, north of San Diego, a 60-year-old woman was killed while worshipping at a synagogue after the domestic terrorist posted an anti-Semitic manifesto online. (L.A. Times)

  Two people died and four students were hurt in a shooting in a building on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus. (Charlotte Observer)

• On April 30, in Silicon Valley, a 34-year-old domestic terrorist army veteran careened his car through a crowded intersection, injuring eight pedestrians. Police officials say he targeted the victims because he thought some of them were Muslim. (San Fransisco Chronicle)

• Director John Singleton, of “Boyz N the Hood”, died at 51 after suffering a stroke. (LA Times)

  Student protesters occupied the Phi Psi fraternity house at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia, demanding that the school permanently ban the group, which is not affiliated with a national organization. (AP)

  A measles outbreak in the U.S. linked to the anti-vaccination movement is the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, with 695 cases so far (Thursday)

  Joe Biden announced his candidacy for president. (NYT) 

  President Donald Trump sued his banks to stop them from complying with house subpoenas of his tax returns. (Axios)

  More than 8,900 unaccompanied children younger than 12 were apprehended at the U.S.—Mexican border in March, nearly twice the number seen in October. (NYT)

WORLD

  Marvel’s Endgame brought in $1.2 billion in its opening weekend, the first opening weekend grossing more than $1 billion in its debut. (NBC)

  North Korea and Russia met at a summit in Russia to discuss nuclear arms. (Reuters)

  President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela remains in power after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for an uprising flanked by military defectors. (NYT)

• Emperor Naruhito of Japan will ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne after his father, Akihito, became the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. (NYT)

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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