The Weekly Rundown


  The Colorado College Student Body elected Zac Schulman for Student Body President, Eyner Roman-Lopez for Student Trustee, Sam Toulmin for Vice President of Finance, and Cameron Mongover for Vice-President of Inclusion (CC)



• A grass fire came within yards of the Fort Carson housing complex, leading to mass evacuations. The fire forecast is set at red after a weekend of fires around the Springs. Concerns were raised about staff shortages in the fire department. (Gazette)



• Colorado finished the first caucus of the local election cycle. On the Democrat side, Cary Kennedy won the most delegates with 50 percent of the vote and 9 of the 11 largest counties. Though Republicans did not assign delegates, Walker Stapleton was revealed to be a favorite. (DenPost)

• Both state senators introduced a bill to fund ‘innovative’ approaches to combat the opioid crisis. (Bennet)



• The Oscars took place on Sunday. ‘The Shape of Water’ won best picture, “Coco” won best animated feature, and Jordan Peele is the first black screenwriter to win best original screenplay for “Get Out.” (CNN)

• President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, left the White House after a dispute over trade. (AP)

• The Senate will vote on a bill to pull back Dodd-Frank financial regulations. (Vox)

• The Florida legislatiure raised the minimum age to purchase rifles to 21 and imposed a new three-day waiting period. (WashPo)

• Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, removed anti-discrimination language from the department’s mission statement. (HuffPo)

• Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg refused to go before a grand jury after he was subpoenaed by Robert Mueller. (WashPo)

• West Virginia teachers decided a five percent salary bump is not enough and remain on strike. This is the eighth day of the strike. (NYT)

• Gun sales in the U.S. shrunk after the Parkland, Fla. shooting, a shift from the trend of increased gun sales after mass-shootings. (WSJ)

• Washington state became the first to reinstate net neutrality rules on Monday. (NYT)

• President Trump ended an Obama-era ban on importing elephant tusks. (Hill)

• Oregon banned all domestic abusers from owning guns with a bill proposed by Governor Kate Brown. (Hill)

• North Korea said it is open to talks with the U.S. about abandoning nuclear weapons. (WSJ)

• A federal appeals court ruled that assault weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. (NBC)



• The Paralympics begin today and will continue through March 18. (CNN)

• Angela Merkel put together a coalition government that will allow her to stay in power. (WSJ)

• Antiestablishment parties triumphed in Italian elections last Sunday. Most campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform. (WSJ)

• Brazil is dealing with the worst outbreak of yellow fever in decades. The virus kills 3 to 8 percent of those infected and has already killed seven foreign tourists. (NYT)

• The U.S. closed its embassy in Turkey over a threat. This comes as Turkey escalates their role in the Syrian war. (ALJ)

• A “supercolony” of penguins has been found near Antarctica. (NYT)

• 11 countries signed a sweeping trade pact that excludes the U.S. It has been described as a “slimmed-down TPP.” (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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