Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS

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

 

C-SPRINGS

  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)

 

COLORADO

  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)

 

USA

• 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)

 

WORLD

• 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)

Bella Staal

Bella Staal

Bella Staal

Latest posts by Bella Staal (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *