Weekly Rundown

By Charlotte Schwebel

• Professor Dwanna McKay was honored last weekend at the 10th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow as the Elder of the Year. (CC)
• Family and FriendsWeekend is this coming weekend. (CC)
• A natural history documentary film by Micah Robin ’19, “Fuel, Fire, and Wild Horses,” was officially selected by the Aspen Mountain Film Festival. (CC)
• CC has been named a top contributor to Teach For America, with six recent CC graduates participating in the program. (CC)
• The CC Bluegrass Ensemble will play at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival –– the largest free urban bluegrass festival in the world. (CC)

• The State Judicial Office added two new courtrooms and two new district judges to El Paso County to help with a large backlog of cases. (KRDO)
• Bear cubs captured near a school in Colorado Springs were released into the wild early on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 24. (KOAA)
• Two new police dogs were added to the CSPD team this week. (Patch)
• There was a large fire outside the Walmart on Razorback on Sept. 15. No one was hurt and no buildings were damaged. (KKTV11)
• Pothole repairs are scheduled on I-25 south of Colorado Springs. They are expected to be finished by the end of the weekend. (KKTV)

• The world’s largest hemp facility opened in Colorado City over Block Break. (Fox21)
• Research released this week found that a wildfire last year killed 80% of the fish in the Animas River. (CNN)
• In-N-Out Burger received a building permit for a 19.5 million dollar distribution plant, bringing them one step closer to opening the restaurant announced in 2017. (Fox)
• According to a new study, marijuana-related crashes have jumped 15% since legalization. The findings report that 20% of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado tested positive for marijuana. (Fox31)
• White students at Colorado State University will not be punished for a viral photo in blackface. The school responded to concerns by claiming that blackface is an appropriate form of free speech, protected by the First Amendment. (NBC)

• Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began official Impeachment proceedings after it was revealed President Trump offered assistance to the Ukrainian President if he would investigate Democratic nominees for president — mentioning Joe Biden by name. (NBC)
• Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, gave a rousing speech on Monday, Sept. 23 at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, follwoing by a Climate Strike on Friday. The preliminary numbers estimate that at least three million people went on strike across the globe — excluding North and South America. (AlJazeera)
• The Trump administration EPA threatened to pull billions of dollars in federal funding over claims that California’s homeless population is a ‘public health hazard.’ Advocates for the homeless fear this will result in violations of rights for people without homes.

• The leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, held failed talks on the morning of Sept. 25 to end the protests that have brought the city to a buzzing halt. Hong Kong protesters blocked the streets at the stadium where the talks were held. (IndiaToday)
• Two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed at least 48 people less than two weeks before elections. (WashPo)
• At least six were killed amid heavy rains in Southeastern Spain. (CBS)
• Disney CEO Bob Iger resigned from Disney’s board of directors. (HollywoodReporter)

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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