Tuesday, August 13, 2019

10 local stories making headlines this week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:14 PM

Colorado ranked as the No. 12 most dangerous state for kids online, according to CenturyLinkQuote.

At an event Aug. 12, advocates protested against alleged inadequate medical care at ICE’s immigration detention facility in Aurora, run by private contractor GEO Group.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was on the hunt for an “aggressive bear” that reportedly chased a hiker’s dog in Red Rock Canyon Open Space on Aug. 8.

Bustang to Broncos resumes service for the Aug. 19 game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Broncos in Denver (ridebustang.com).

Colorado Springs won’t prosecute 3G Venture, a cryptocurrency operation, for violating the city’s noise ordinance, the city said in a letter to a resident near the plant.

There were 96 hate crimes reported in Colorado in 2017 and 185 in 2018, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management via CPR.org.
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Supporters of De’Von Bailey, a black teenager who died in an officer-involved shooting, planned an event Aug. 13 (after the Indy’s deadline) to call for an independent special prosecutor to investigate the incident. Body-worn camera footage from the incident was expected to be released by the end of the week.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Aug. 9 she won’t run for U.S. Senate.

On Aug. 12, the Trump administration proposed broad changes to how the Endangered Species Act is enforced, prompting conservation groups to warn the changes will curtail protections for endangered and threatened species.

Changes in rules at the Department of Homeland Security could soon mean immigrants deemed likely to enroll in benefit programs could be denied green cards.

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