The Weekly Rundown


• The West In Time requirement was ended last week. (Butler Center)



• The Supreme Court ruled that Congressman Doug Lamborn illegally collected signatures to get on the ballot, and therefore will not be allowed to run for reelection.(DenPo)

• A Colorado Springs double amputee, Mandy Horvath, climbed the Manitou Incline in four hours. (KDVR)



• More than 150 Colorado teachers walked out of class in protest of a bill which would cut retirement benefits. Meanwhile, Colorado Grand Old PartyGOP lawmakers introduced a bill to jail teachers who go on strike as the teacher unions gear up for another walkout on the April 27. (Hill/DenPo)



• The Supreme Court is currently hearing the Muslim Travel Ban case. (AP)

• President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order asking federal agencies to require beneficiaries of public programs to prove work, completely revamping the social safety net. (NBC)

• Arizona teachers are on strike, prompting the first-ever statewide walkout in protest of school funding. On Thursday, some 50,000 teachers will stage the first teacher walkout in Arizona history despite campaign promises by the current governor to bump their pay by 20 percent. (NPR/CNN)

• A federal judge ruled that transgender people are a protected class, stopping Trump’s military ban in its tracks. (HuffPo)

• A prominent gay rights lawyer set himself on fire in a New York park. In his suicide note, he derided American apathy to climate change. (NPR)

• Desiree Linden became the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. (TeamUSA)

• Transgender inmates can now choose where they are housed in NYC prisons. (NYPo)

• The Department of Justice is suspending funding for know-your-rights trainings at immigrant detention centers. (WestWorld)

• Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided a factory in Morristown Tenn. arresting 97 people and deporting many. (CAP)

• The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened this week, is dedicated to the victims of lynching and American white supremacy. (NYT)



• A U.S. led coalition launched missile attacks on Syria in response to a chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. (NPR/CNN)

• Raúl Castro stepped down to make way for the younger Miguel Díaz-Canel, marking the first time since the founding of the country that a non-Castro will be in power. (WashPo)

• Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for his album DAMN. (AP)

•Barbara Bush, wife of President Bush Sr. and mother of President Bush Jr., passed away at the age of 92. (WashPo)

• The entire island of Puerto Rico lost power in the largest blackout in US history and the second-largest in the world. (Vox)

• Protests have erupted across Nicaragua over social security reforms. At least 67 people have been shot with live rounds or rubber bullets by police. (Guardian)

• Colin Kaepernick was awarded the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience by Amnesty International, an award previously won my Malala and Mandela. (Upworthy)

• A treaty to formally end the Korean War is being discussed between North and South Korea on the condition that North Korea gives up their nuclear arms in exchange for security guarantees. (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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