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  • Horizon High School graduate Jarred Gurss
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Gurss has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America, SOAR Honors Program, Congressman Ed Perlmutter's Youth Advisory Council and was president of DECA his junior and senior years. He plans to study finance with a focus on information systems at the University of Colorado-Denver. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I will be using this (finance) degree to help pursue my goal of becoming a CEO of a company one day. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I know that I w... Read more

  • Changes in ICE protocol limit Congress’ ability to aid immigrants
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Two high profile immigrants who took sanctuary in Denver churches were each granted a two-year stay of removal last week by immigration officials. Arturo Hernandez Garcia and Jeanette Vizguerra were given the temporary postponement of deportation on May 11 after receiving support in the form of personal legislative bills sponsored by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter. But in a letter released just before the stays were announced, Immigrations and Customs En... Read more

  • Federal bills from Colorado legislators seek to shield state marijuana laws, open banking
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado federal lawmakers this week amplified efforts to protect state-enacted marijuana laws and cannabis businesses. Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman on Thursday introduced the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017, which would add a provision to the Controlled Substances Act that would prevent federal preemption of state law. A day earlier, Colorado’s two senators threw their support behind banking legislation for the marijuana industry. DeGette, a Democrat, and Coffman, a Rep... Read more

  • Editorial: Get behind marijuana banking law
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    No matter where one stands on the legality of marijuana, or whether marijuana businesses should operate in your community, the safety of those businesses and the people who operate them is important. Without access to banking services, due to the fact that federal law still criminalizes the drug, dispensaries deal almost entirely in cash. Automatic teller machines in the lobby of marijuana retail establishments allow banks to collect service fees for those who want to withdraw cash to buy the pr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation. “After calling for an independent investigation for months, I am pleased to see the DOJ appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. This is a step in the right direction to ensure a thorough and independent investigation.” ### Read more

  • Colorado delegation applauds appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation backed Wednesday’s announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been named special counsel for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Lawmakers praised the selection of Mueller, a former prosecutor who ran the FBI for 12 years, as a sound choice, even as some Democrats said they still believe an independent commission should be established to look into allegations of Russian involvement with associates... Read more

  • Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe; Colo. lawmakers react
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey. The Justice Department's appointment of Mueller as a special counsel is an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inqui... Read more

  • This appointment of a special counsel is great, according to Colorado’s reps and senators
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado Democrats and Republicans agree — at least the ones who are talking. Appointing former FBI director Robert Mueller to get to the bottom of whatever is going on between the Trump administration, its associates and the Russian government is a good move. Democrats, though, are taking a “it’s about time!” stance, while Republicans are a bit more cautious. Mueller was named “special counsel” on Wednesday. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a special prosecutor and a special c... Read more

  • Seize the day
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    This Saturday, May 20 marks the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day, a holiday created as a non-political celebration of public lands, but whose meaning seems amplified in a national political climate where public lands protection is under threat. More than 100 events of all kinds are planned around the state to ring in the new holiday, which is the only state-specific celebration of public lands (National Public Lands Day happens every September 30). There’s a group run in Durango, a hiking gu... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats call for probe after report Trump shared classified intel with Russians
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado Democrats are calling for an independent investigation in the face of a bombshell media report that President Donald Trump shared highly sensitive, classified intelligence about the Islamic State with Russian diplomats during a White House visit last week, a revelation that Trump appeared to both confirm and defend early Tuesday. The original report from the Washington Post said Trump revealed highly classified information about the self-proclaimed Islamic State to Russian Foreign Minis... Read more

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