Weekly Rundown


  The Visiting Writers Series welcomed its first speaker of the year, Julia Dixon Evans, author of the book “How to Set Yourself on Fire.”



  To honor victims of 9/11 attacks, Colorado Springs firefighters hiked the Manitou Incline together in remembrance of the first responders, and cadets from the Air Force Academy held a wreath ceremony. (KRDO)

    An elderly Uber driver was attacked and had her car stolen in downtown Colorado Springs Wednesday night. (Gazette)



  Denver had a record high temperature of 93 degrees on Tuesday. (The Denver Post)

• Hillary Clinton is set to headline a fundraising event for Denver Democrats later this month. (The Denver Post)

• Recent data shows that coal production in Colorado this year is down seven percent from the same time last year. (The Denver Post)

• The main shuttle service for Rocky Mountain National Park will be closing this weekend, marking the end of the summer. (The Denver Post)



• Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a grand slam this weekend in the women’s final of the U.S. Open. (VOA)

• The New York Times released a controversial and anonymous Op-Ed written by a senior official in the White House who claimed to be part of a quiet resistance forming against the president. The release of the Op-Ed sparked outrage in the White House and from the President himself. (The New York Times)

• Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nearing the end of his confirmation hearings as a Supreme Court nominee. Despite protests from Democrats about lack of access to official documents on Kavanaugh, his confirmation appears likely. (The New York Times)

• The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to release a proposal to remove an Obama-era rule that required companies to monitor methane leaks and repair them. (The New York Times)

• Millions of residents in North and South Carolina have received a storm-watch warning, and some have been asked to evacuate ahead of the arrival of the Category 3 Hurricane Florence. (CBS News)

• President Trump rejected the reported death toll of 3000 in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Republican lawmakers have since distanced themselves from the President. (ABC News)

• The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million toward ICE operations from other agencies, including FEMA. (NBC News)



• India’s Supreme Court unanimously voted to overturn a colonial-era ban against gay sex. (BBC)

• Apple released a new watch and three new iPhones this week: the XR, XS, and XS Max. (CNN)

• Rapper Mac Miller died of an apparent drug overdose in his home at the age of 26. (Washington Post)

• The Parliament of the European Union is aiming to put sanctions on Hungary for what it claims are breaches of the EU’s core values. (BBC)

• A rebel-held base in the province of Idlib was bombed by Syrian and Russian forces on Saturday. (New York Times)

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